Old stalwart back for Bulls

2012-02-02 07:45

Cape Town - The Bulls' front row reserves have been boosted after former prop Rayno Gerber signed a deal for the Super Rugby tournament.

The 120kg Gerber, who was a popular figure in the Bulls camp in the previous decade, started training with the Pretoria-based franchise on Wednesday.

According to the Beeld newspaper Gerber signed a contract until 31 August this year.

This will be a welcome boost for the team as Rossouw de Klerk - who played as Werner Kruger's understudy last year - will miss the majority of the competition due to a foot injury.

Gerber won two Super Rugby titles with the Bulls before he went to Stade Francais in 2009.

"I wanted to come back to South Africa, especially for my family's sake. I have two little kids and want to raise them here amongst their family. The chance to slot in at the Bulls thus comes at an ideal time for me," said Gerber.

"It is also a chance to get back into South African rugby."

Gerber last played in the second part of last year and realises he'll have to work hard to get fit.

"I last played about five or six months ago so it will be tough, but I'm really excited to be back. There are a couple of new faces in the team, but luckily also some familiar ones, so I'm already feeling at home."


  • Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 07:53

    He are also a legend.

      Lionel - 2012-02-02 07:55

      He are a hasbeen!!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 08:03

      Oor so 3 jaar kan hy WP toe om verder daar te develop.

      Lionel - 2012-02-02 08:13

      Nog te jonk vir ons!!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 08:17

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 08:25

      Nee Balsak, dis julle ding daai.

      Marius - 2012-02-02 08:52

      Nee, hy gaan by die Kings retire. Dis in elk geval waar hy oorspronklik gebore is en skool gegaan het en sy ouers en ander familie bly nog steeds in PE.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 09:20

      Ja Balsak, baie talent, maar geen cups vir 11 jaar. - 2012-02-02 09:58

      He are going to wear his jean pant to ve training by loftus. :)

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 10:34

      Saffa, luckily Pierre, Meisiekind and Krusty are the heart and soul of the team.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 10:59

      It's not funny, though.

      Michele - 2012-02-02 11:36

      What do you call a province supporter at a a currie cup final ?? HEY WAITER !!

  • Brannas - 2012-02-02 07:56

    Groot probleme wag vir die ander spanne hierdie seisoen, die BULLE gaan wit warm wees. Ps, Poor stormertjies, hulle sou darem wat wou gee om so baie diepte te he' soos die BULLE.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 08:19

      Ou Brok Harris en Groen handjies Blaauw kondig later vandag hulle uittrede aan. - 2012-02-02 09:59

      If you say it enough eventually someone will have to believe you. :)

      Saffa - 2012-02-02 10:29

      You better tell Ludeke and Spies that....don't think they got your memo.

  • Bootman - 2012-02-02 09:24

    Same old excuse......"Icame back because of my family bla bla bla" Tell it like it is. You came back because you were rubbish and couldnt make the Stade Francais team. Now you want to spend your twilight years where you're still good enough to make a squad. Lucky for you the bulls have low standards and they're desperate.

      Blou-Daan - 2012-02-02 12:15

      @Bootman Grow up Stormers fans!

      henco.swart - 2012-02-02 12:21

      Not as low as Stormers' standards... Blaauw and Harris... heck, some schoolboys will make better props. Maybe the Stormers should invest in some proper props. (hint) Go to Bloemfontein, once there, visit Grey College... They should have at least 4 props better than those two 'fatboys' you call props. Also seems that Bulls have family values, how weird it may be, the Stormers are in it for the money. Habana and Jaque Fourie comes to mind. How much did that Japanese club offer Fourie? I suspect that Kevin De Klerk must have told Fourie something when WP lost to the Lions in the CCsemis. Something like 'Jy het jouself lekker uitverkoop aan 'n klomp 'losers'.ne?' It must be quite difficult if you can't even buy a proper trophy, hey? You actually had to invent this championship... what's the name again? Neotell challenge, or something, to actually win something? Sorry, Bootman, but without Rassie in your coaching set-up, I don't think the Stormers are going to be that good. Is there anything else you could buy to make you feel better?

  • Priester - 2012-02-02 09:40

    @Isak / Balsak Ja boet ons hoor dit al vir 11 maer jare!! Hoekom sal dit hierrie jaar anners wees? Blou Bul groete.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 10:36

      Saffa, what we do is constructive critisism. We don't bash.

      Priester - 2012-02-02 10:44

      @Saffa, sorry you are right....... maybe I had an anti-koekie day.

      Saffa - 2012-02-02 10:49

      @Dozey and Priester.......bashing and smashing is the nature of North/South civil war......Personally, I wouldn't have it any other way.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-02 11:01

      Unfortuanitely there are one or two on this forum who wouldn't agree.

      Saffa - 2012-02-02 11:42

      @Dozey - as I said yesterday, some folk are far too precious.....

  • - 2012-02-02 09:56

    "after former prop Rayno Gerber signed a deal" So he's no longer a prop? What is he now? :)

      Saffa - 2012-02-02 10:30

      What he is now is: The final card in a pack that is about to come crumbling down.......

  • jandreleroux - 2012-02-02 11:14

    USe what youve got rather than complain about what could have been!

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