Bulls have sights set on Kings trio

NOVEMBER 24, 2015

Three more players from the embattled Kings franchise could join the Bulls in the near future.

The Kings are in dire financial straits, and with the EP Rugby Union unable to play their players in recent times, a few have opted to leave the union.

The Bulls have already signed prop Lizo Gqoboka and wing Luther Obi from the Kings and they also have their sights set on wing Sylvian Mahuza as well as loose forwards Thembelani Bholi and Tim Agaba.

According to Bulls High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, talks with three players are on-going and they could still join the team in the near future. 

Meanwhile, the Bulls on Monday announced their Super Rugby squad for the upcoming season.

They also indicated that they will play the Cheetahs in a pre-season game in Zimbabwe on February 6, while they start their season-proper with an away clash against the Stormers in Cape Town on February 27.

Bulls squad:

Forwards:

Props: Trevor Nyakane, Pierre Schoeman, Lizo Gqoboka, Dean Greyling, Nqoba Mxoli, Morne Mellett, Marcel van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Entienne Swanepoel.

Hookers: Adriaan Strauss, Bandise Maku, Corniel Els, Jaco Visagie, Callie Visagie.

Locks: RG Snyman, Jason Jenkins, Jannes Kirsten, Marvin Orie, Nicholaas Janse van Rensburg, Le Roux Roets, Irne Herbst, Grant Hattingh.

Loose forwards: Lappies Labuschagne, Roelof Smit, Ruan Steenkamp, Deon Stegmann, Freddy Ngoza, Nick de Jager, Arno Botha, Clyde Davids, Hanro Liebenberg.

Backs:

Scrumhalves: Rudy Paige, Ivan van Zyl, Piet van Zyl.

Flyhalves: Tian Schoeman, Francois Brummer, Joshua Stander, Handre Pollard.                                                     

Midfielders: Burger Odendaal, Jan Serfontein, Daniel Kriel, JT Jackson, Dries Swanepoel, JJ Engelbrecht, Jesse Kriel.

Wings: Jamba Ulengo, Jade Stigling, Kafense Mahlo, Travis Ismaiel, Luther Obi, Bjorn Basson.

Fullbacks: Duncan Matthews, Divan Rossouw, Warrick Gelant.

-Sport24

Photo caption: Blue Bulls Coach Nollis Marais