Rugby

Ex-Bok extends Japan stay

2013-12-04 10:27
Jacques Potgieter (File)
Cape Town - Former Springbok flank Jacques Potgieter has extended his stay at Japanese club, Fukuoka Sanix Blues, until 2017.

The former Bulls hard-man left Pretoria earlier this year for a six-month stint in Japan.

According to the Beeld website, Potgieter has made such an impression at the Blues that they secured his signature until 2017.

He will, however, play Super Rugby for Australian franchise, the Waratahs, in 2014 and 2015.

Potgieter's agent, Gert van der Merwe, said his client is thoroughly enjoying his time in Japan.

"They take very, very good care of the South African rugby players (in Japan)," said Van der Merwe, while also admitting that the earning potential there is significant.

The Blues' coach, Yuichiro Fuiji, also had high praise for Potgieter.

"Jacques is a very talented player, and very quickly developing into the superstar of Japanese rugby."

The 27-year-old Potgieter played three Tests for the Boks in 2012.

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