Returning trio to bolster Bulls
The contract extensions of three seasoned players have been welcomed by the Vodacom Bulls with director of rugby, Jake White, confident that his side will have ample depth and experience going into the future. The trio of Gerhard Steenekamp, Zak Burger and Bernard van der Linde are the latest to commit to the Tshwane-based side after that will see them remain at Loftus Versfeld. Steenkamp, who has been a key member of the Bulls team since 2020, will remain with the side until 2026. The 25-year-old prop is also a former Junior Springbok after representing the SA Under-20 side in 2017. Roos ready to tear it up Burger, 24, has also penned down an extension that will see him continue as the Vodacom Bulls’ scrumhalf until 2026 while 20-year-old fellow No. 9, Van der Linde, has signed on until 2025. “It is exciting to have secured Gerhard, Zak and Bernard for a few more years at the Vodacom Bulls,” said White. “They have been important members of our squad and by committing for another three to four years is important for us in terms of continuity and retaining the core of the squad as we work towards building a successful team for the coming years,” White is expected to announce the squad to take on Edinburgh in the side’s Vodacom Universal Rugby Championship at a press conference on Friday morning. Blockbuster Leiua to mentor Stormers golden generation The post Returning trio to bolster Bulls appeared first on SA Rugby magazine.