Burger signs with Bulls




The Blue Bulls have bolstered their forward pack for 2008 with the signing of Namibian and Griquas No.8 Jacques Burger.

The Blue bulls latest investment comes in the wake of news that a number of key forwards – including loose forward Johan Wasserman – will move be moving to the greener pastures of the Euro next year.

The new signing will only join the Bulls midway through 2008 though, as he has already made a commitment to French club Aurillac and will arrive only for the Currie Cup campaign.

Former Cheetahs wing Jan Harm van Wyk, who played a significant role in signing Burger said it was always the No.8’s dream to play in the Super 14 – a dream that would never have become a reality at the Griquas.

“Jacques is one of those players who just wants to play rugby.

“It will not bother him if he must sleep on a dirt floor in order to play in the Super 14, he just wants a chance to compete against the best in the business,” Van Wyk said in a statement.

The other great news for the Bulls is that Victor Matfield’s expected replacement in 2008 Wilhelm Steenkamp confirmed that he will with the Bulls for at least another three years. Whilst rising star JP Joubert will be at the Blue Bulls until 2009.

In addition to these important signings the Blue Bulls have secured the services of Burton Francis (fullback), Luvuyo Mhlobiso (centre) and Deon Stegmann (flank), who is one of the finds of the 2007 Absa Currie Cup, for at least another two years, investing in the future of Blue Bulls rugby as it were.

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