Pretoria - The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd on Tuesday
confirmed the extension of contracts with promising junior players Marvin Orie
and Joshua Stander.
Both have signed until October 2016, the union announced via a press release.
The 21-year Orie, a former Junior Springbok
lock, made his Super Rugby debut in 2014 and is highly regarded as an
up-and-coming player and leader. He was part of the Blue Bulls Under-21 team
that won the Absa Under-21 Provincial Championship in 2014.
The 20-year old flyhalf Stander scored 98
points for the Blue Bulls Under-21 team and also made his senior Currie Cup
debut this year.
Commenting on the two extensions, BBC's
High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, said that Orie and Stander
are sought-after players.
"There was talk of Marvin and Joshua
leaving us, but we have a lot of faith in their abilities. We have invested a
lot in their development as well, as they joined us straight out of school, so
it is pleasing to see the loyalty continue both ways. We are looking forward to
their contributions in 2015 and beyond."