Bulls' Bok signs with Waratahs

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:38
Large jacques potgieter bulls cha Large jacques potgieter  drinks Large waylonmurraykingstraining Large waylon murray media

Springbok and Bulls flank Jacques Potgieter has signed a two-year deal with the Waratahs.

Springbok and Bulls flank Jacques Potgieter has signed a two-year deal with the Waratahs.

Potgieter will this week join Japanese outfit Fukuoka Sanix Blues on a six-month sabbatical, but was expected to return to the Pretoria-based franchise for next year’s Super Rugby tournament.

Potgieter had also been linked with a move to English club Saracens next year, but his agent James Adams confirmed on Twitter on Monday that he will continue his career in Sydney following his stint in Japan.

“I can confirm that @JacquePotgieter has signed a 2yr contract with @NSWWaratahs to play 2014 & 2015 #Super15 @InTouchSports @BlueBullsRugby,” Adams announced on Twitter.

Potgieter was one of eight Springboks who exited Loftus Versfeld after the Super Rugby season.

Lock Juandre Kruger (Racing Metro), fellow flank Dewald Potgieter (Yamaha RFC), hooker Chilliboy Ralepelle (Toulouse), scrumhalf Jano Vermaak (Toulouse), flyhalf Morne Steyn (Stade Francais), fullback Zane Kirchner (Leinster) and centre Wynand Olivier (Montpellier) have all joined overseas clubs.

Adams, who’s also the agent of Waylon Murray, confirmed on Sunday that the Springbok and Southern Kings centre will join the Bulls.

"I can officially confirm that @waylonmurray will be joining @BlueBullsRugby for #2013CurrieCup and has signed till 31 Oct 2015 @InTouchSports," Adams tweeted on Sunday.

It was widely reported on Friday that four Southern Kings players - Murray, loose forward Jacques Engelbrecht, lock David Bulbring and Bok hooker Bandise Maku - had put to paper to join the Bulls.

However, only Murray’s move has been confirmed.

The Bulls also recently announced the signing of Cheetahs scrumhalf Piet van Zyl, with the Springbok No.9 set to link up with the squad at the start of November, and the contract extensions of youngsters Jacques Rossouw (fullback), Travis Ismaiel (wing), Ulrich Beyers (utility back), Irné Herbst (lock), Dennis Visser (lock), Jacques du Plessis (No.8), Schalk van Heerden (lock), Paul Willemse (lock), Lodewyk de Jager (centre, not the Cheetahs lock) and Dries Swanepoel (centre).

Brumbies vs Blues
sast: 08h05 | local: 17h05

  • 6 | 8
LIVE
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sun, 30 April 2017
Bath v Gloucester 14h00 Recreation Ground
Fri, 05 May 2017
Hurricanes v Stormers 07h35 Westpac Stadium
Cheetahs v Highlanders 17h00 Bloemfontein
Sat, 06 May 2017
Bristol v Newcastle Falcons 22h00 Ashton Gate
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers 22h00 Sixways
Northampton Saints v Harlequins 22h00 Franklin's Gardens
Wasps v Saracens 22h00 Ricoh Arena
Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh 22h00 Scotstoun Stadium
Dragons v Cardiff Blues 22h00 Rodney Parade
Zebre v Treviso 22h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Scarlets v Ospreys 22h00 Parc y Scarlets
Munster v Connacht 22h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Leinster 22h00 Kingspan Stadium
Gloucester v Exeter Chiefs 22h00 Kingsholm
Sale Sharks v Bath 22h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Rebels v Lions 05h00 Melbourne
Chiefs v Reds 07h35 New Plymouth
Waratahs v Blues 09h45 Allianz Park
Sharks v Force 13h05 Kings Park, Durban
Bulls v Crusaders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Jaguares v Sunwolves 21h40 Buenos Aires
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 8 3 0 5 17
Waratahs 9 3 0 6 13
Reds 9 2 0 7 11
Force 8 2 0 6 9
Rebels 8 1 1 6 7
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 9 9 0 0 41
Chiefs 9 8 0 1 37
Hurricanes 8 7 0 1 33
Highlanders 9 6 0 3 28
Blues 8 3 0 5 17
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 9 6 0 3 26
Bulls 8 3 0 5 14
Cheetahs 9 2 0 7 10
Sunwolves 9 1 0 8 6
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 9 8 0 1 37
Sharks 9 6 1 2 28
Jaguares 9 4 0 5 20
Kings 9 3 0 6 15