Bulls u19 – 50 contracted players for 2016

When it comes to announcing the newest members of their rugby fraternity it’s unusual for the Bulls to be slow out of the starting blocks. This time around for whatever reasons, the Bulls have delayed their squad release, even though the last of the kids born in 1997 is over the SARU stipulated minimum contracting age of 18.

Here is the complete list of 50 players :

# 2016 RU Pos NAME SCHOOL SCH. PROVINCE Y/WK INTL
1 Bulls 4 Ruben van Heerden Affies Bulls CW SA Sch
2 Bulls 8 Eduan Lubbe Affies Bulls CW
3 Bulls 7 Vic Meyer Affies Bulls
4 Bulls 13 JT Potgieter Boland Landbou WP
5 Bulls 13 Heino Bezuidenhout Daniel Pienaar EP CW SA Sch
6 Bulls 10 Sergio Kasper Diamantveld Griquas CW
7 Bulls 4 Erik Groenewald Drostdy Boland
8 Bulls 8 Evan Booysen Drostdy Boland CW
9 Bulls 10 Andre Swanepoel Drostdy Boland AW
10 Bulls 4 Adriaan Burger Duineveld Griquas CD CW
11 Bulls 2 Nico Peyper EG Jansen Valke CW SA Sch
12 Bulls 5 Hendré Stassen EG Jansen Valke CW SA Sch
13 Bulls 13 Erich Cronje EG Jansen Valke
14 Bulls 14 Irvin Ali EG Jansen Valke CW
15 Bulls 7 Dylan van der Walt EG Jansen Valke CW
16 Bulls 7 Jaco Bezuidenhout Garsfontein Bulls AW
17 Bulls 14 Happiness Peterson Garsfontein Bulls
18 Bulls 9 Jordan du Preez Glenwood KZN
19 Bulls 3 IG Prinsloo Grey College Free State CW SA Sch 2014
20 Bulls 15 Sentle Lehoko Grey College Free State
21 Bulls 15 Louwtjie Steenkamp Grey College Free State
22 Bulls 1 Raynard Esterhuizen Grey College Free State
23 Bulls 7 Tristan Dixon Kearsney KZN CW
24 Bulls 15 Matthew Kriel Maritzburg College KZN CW
25 Bulls 15 Andell Loubser Menlopark Bulls CW SA Sch
26 Bulls 4 Riekert Korff Menlopark Bulls
27 Bulls 1 Anele Songca Michaelhouse KZN CW
28 Bulls 5 Marius Verwey Middelburg Pumas CW
29 Bulls 15 Ivan Smit Monument Lions CW
30 Bulls 10 Boeta Hamman Oakdale SWD CW
31 Bulls 13 Manie Libbok Outeniqua SWD CW SA Sch
32 Bulls 8 Luvuyo Ndevu Outeniqua SWD CW
33 Bulls 4 Justin Levendal Outeniqua SWD CW
34 Bulls 2 Johan Grobbelaar Paarl Gim WP CW SA Sch
35 Bulls 3 O’Neil Thiart Paarl Gim WP AW
36 Bulls 8 MJ Hayes Paarl Gim WP
37 Bulls 2 Franco Botha Pionier KZN CD AW
38 Bulls 8 Christiaan Swanepoel Pionier KZN CD AW
39 Bulls 10 Rudi Potgieter Pionier KZN CD AW
40 Bulls 7 Gerhard Steenekamp Potch Gim Leopards
41 Bulls 3 Tiny Mukhari Pretoria BH Bulls AW SA u18 A
42 Bulls 1 Simphiwe Matanzima Queen’s Border
43 Bulls 13 Ciaran Dayaram SACS WP
44 Bulls 1 Cole van Tonder Selborne Border CW
45 Bulls 9 Josh Alderman Selborne Border CW
46 Bulls 14 Grant Dixie St Andrew’s EP CD CW
47 Bulls 13 Stedman Gans Waterkloof Bulls CW SA Sch
48 Bulls 9 Jason Olivier Welkom Gim Griffons CW SA u18 A
49 Bulls 4 Timothy Davids Wynberg WP
50 Bulls 15 Jordan Holgate Wynberg WP

25 Comments

  1. @Playa: Sorry Play. I removed it. It had meaning in the context of looking at all the players signed by the major RUs. It indicates the representative number out of total representatives from a particular school. e.g. Ruben van Heerden 1/7 is the 1st of 7 Affies players contracted.

    ReplyReply
  2. I see that not to many Puma youngsters were signed from the 2015 season. I wonder why, and it brings me back to my initial thought on the matter: Were the correct players picked for the different Puma teams? I know that some have gone to the Cheetahs and WP, but still…..

    It’s also time for the ‘smaller unions’ to consider Rugby Academies, it can only add value. Just saying.

    ReplyReply
  3. Only 9/50 players from schools in Pretoria!!!
    And that after Affies had a good year, Garsies became the Beeld Trophy champs, Waterkloof and Eldoraigne performing well etc. Is it a case of not valuing what you have, or are the boys choosing other provinces, or maybe most are in grade 11. Only 3 boys from Affies??????

    ReplyReply
  4. @Die Ken: 11 uit 19 as ons die reserwes bytel. Nr 17 en 18 op die lys het gereeld vir die eerste span gespeel verlede jaar. Daar was al verlede jaar groot debat oor wie die losskakel moes wees tussen Eddie en Ruan (wat nou in matriek is). Jack Hart (nou matriek) het in die begin op skrumskakel gespeel en is later deur Divan Henning vervang. Goeie vooruitsigte vir Affies!

    19. Arno van Wyk – Gr12
    18. Jack Hart – Gr12
    17. Ruan De Swart – Gr12
    16. Vic Meyer – Blou Bulle
    15. Pieter Coetzer – Cheetahs
    14. Carel Koch – Gr12
    13. Henco Jordaan – PUK?
    12. Louritz van der Schyff – Gr12
    11. Christian Strydom – Gr12
    10. Eddie Fouche – Leeus
    9. Divan Henning – Leeus
    8. Eduan Lubbe – Blou Bulle
    7. Regardt Du Plessis – Gr12
    6. Phillip Krause – Gr12
    5. Henk Pretorius – Gr12
    4. Ruben van Heerden – Blou Bulle
    3. Niell Bezuidenhout – Leeus
    2. Schalk Erasmus – Gr12
    1. Cabous Eloff – Gr12

    ReplyReply
  5. Ek kan nie glo dat die Bulle 50 spelers kan teken vir o/19 nie. Wie gaan speel en wie gaan kyk. Daai seuns kon by ander Unies gaan speel het nou gaan hulle vir n jaar by die Bulle sit en niks doen, en dan volgende jaar word hulle kontrakte nie hernie…….. Ek kan nie glo in vandag se lewe dat ouers toe laat dat dit gebeur nie……. Maak my sommer hartseer dat so veel goeie talent verlore gaan ………….

    ReplyReply
  6. En die meeste van die nuwe gekontrakte Bulle kom nie van Pretoria skole af nie maar die skool van, Boksburg, Dr EG Jansen van die Valke. Wel gedaan EG Jansen

    ReplyReply
  7. @the coach: I agree. Not to mention the uncontracted club and TUKS players who will not even come close to getting a look in at the Bulls U19 or U21.

    ReplyReply
  8. Sharks u19 this year has a massive pack. Last year the pack was a little light and last years back line were good. This year it seems the other way around. Time will tell.

    ReplyReply

Leave a Reply