Pretoria based Super Rugby franchise the Bulls have announced that they have signed Lodewyk (Lood) de Jager on a one year contract.
De Jager will join the Bulls from November on a 12-month contract from the Cheetahs where he has played 40 Super Rugby matches.
The 23-year old SA Rugby Player of the Year for 2015 also has 20 test matches for the Springboks to his credit.
Commenting on the signing, BBC High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, expressed his delight with the signing.
“This is great news for us, not only because Lood is one of the best locks in the world, but also the fact that he sees the Bulls as a team that will enhance his career and ambitions.”
“This is a compliment to what we are trying to achieve and a massive boost to our vision to build something special again in Pretoria,” Janse van Rensburg said.
De Jager said he was keen to join the Bulls, but still has unfinished business in Bloemfontein,”I am pretty excited about my future with the Bulls and what they want to achieve in future.”
“That said, I am still committed to the Cheetahs till the end of the season and will give my all in playing for them. ”
“They have been instrumental in the way my career developed and I want to thank them in the best way possible – by giving my all every time I take to the field for the Cheetahs.”