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Van der Merwe one of seven re-signed Bulls

Flip van der Merwe has signed with the Bulls until 2015

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Article Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013

The Bulls have announced that they have re-signed seven players including Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe for the 2014 and 2015 Super Rugby seasons.

The highest name on the list is 33 test cap Van der Merwe who has signed an extension that will see him playing for the Bulls until the 31st of October 2015.

Former Junior Springboks Junior World Cup winning centre, William Small-Smith, also extended his stay until 2015 and highly rated prop Morne Mellett will be playing his rugby in Pretoria through to 2016.

Currie Cup stalwarts Rudy Paige (2016) and Jurgen Visser (2015) also signed on, while Blue Bulls Under-21 players Rudi (Poerie) van Rooyen and Nardus van der Walt signed untill 2015.

Commenting on these signings, Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd's High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, expressed his satisfaction with the quality of the players that will be staying at Loftus Versfeld.

"All of the players have been identified to play particular roles in our vision and future planning, so it is very pleasing that they all agreed to stay on. "

"We have not changed our vision to remain a leading franchise in domestic and world rugby and remain committed to be a team of choice for some of the best players in the world."

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