Bulls unveil Super Rugby training squad
Cape Town - Springbok Duane Vermeulen is amongst the new faces in the Bulls' wider training group for next year's Super Rugby
Vermeulen, who moved from Toulon earlier this year and following a
short spell at Kubota Spears in Japan, will now again play his rugby in South
The backline will also have some new impact from Blitzboks Dylan Sage
and Rosko Specman, while former Springbok winger Cornal Hendricks joins the
squad as well.
Stedman Gans will also joins the group once his Blitzboks duties in the World Rugby Sevens Series are concluded.
Xander Janse van Rensburg, High Performance Manager at the Blue Bulls
Company (Pty) Ltd, also announced the signing of exciting young loose forward,
Muller Uys. The Junior Springbok flanker joins from Western Province and
will add youthful energy to the experienced loose trio.
Janse van Rensburg also confirmed the continued trial of Carel du Preez. The
former Blitzbok will train with the squad till February, when a final call will
be made on his future involvement.
“We have also added a junior group to the wider squad. This group consists
of some of our best junior players and we believe this exposure to the senior
group will expedite their progress and serve as a valuable tool to their
Bulls wider training group:
Forwards: Duane Vermeulen, Tim Agaba, Muller Uys, Hanro
Liebenberg, Jannes Kirsten, Thembelani Bholi, Carel du Preez, Roelof Smit, Nick
de Jager, Ruan Steenkamp, Marco van Staden, Paul (Tier) Schoeman, Jano Venter,
Jason Jenkins, Hendre Stassen, RG Snyman, Lood de Jager, Trevor Nyakane, Lizo
Gqoboka, Matthys Basson, Nqoba Mxoli, Simphiwe Matanzima, Madot Mabokela,
Conraad van Vuuren, Frans van Wyk, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Jaco Visagie,
Edgar Marutlulle, Johan Grobbelaar
Backs are: Warrick Gelant, Divan Rossouw, Travis Ismaiel,
Duncan Matthews, Cornal Hendricks, Jade Stighling, Rosko Specman, Jesse Kriel,
Dylan Sage, Johnny Kotze, Stedman Gans, Burger Odendaal, JT Jackson, Franco
Naude, Handre Pollard, Manie Libbok, Marnitz Boshoff, Ivan van Zyl, Embrose
Papier, Andre Warner, Theo Maree