Springbok loose forward Arno Botha highlights a number of contract extensions announced by the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd on Wednesday. Botha, a former Junior Springbok captain as well, has extended his contract till October 2017. His leadership qualities, both on and off the field, together with his hard running and phenomenal work ethic will make him a real asset to the team going forward.”
The BBC High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, confirmed a number of players signing on and confirmed the signing of flanker Nick de Jager. Formerly of Maties and Stellenbosch University, De Jager will arrive from Saracens, where he was playing the last two years.
"De Jager has signed a contract till the end of Vodacom Super Rugby next year,” Janse van Rensburg confirmed. “We are also delighted at the list of youngsters that have opted to further their careers at Loftus. Jaco Visagie, Janus Kirsten and Nqoba Mxoli all showed their true worth against the Canon Eagles in Japan, and will certainly add tremendous value to our structures going forward.
“Matthys Basson, Duncan Matthews and Kobus Marais have also shown an amazing temperament and hunger to take the next step into senior rugby.”
The extensions are:
Arno Botha (October 2017)
Jaco Visagie (October 2017)
Jannes Kirsten (October 2017)
Matthys Basson (October 2017)
Nqoba Mxoli (October 2017)
Duncan Matthews (October 2018)
Kobus Marais (October 2016)