55 Bulls u19 contracted players for 2017

The Bulls recently announced their under-19 new arrivals for 2017.

1 Etienne Janeke PR Nico Malan
2 Winrich Kennedy PR Hentie Cilliers
3 Ngonie Moyo PR Northwood
4 Cabous Eloff PR Affies
5 Andre van der Merwe PR EG Jansen
6 Mornay Smith PR Eldoraigne
7 Dewald Maritz PR Nelspruit
8 Thando Kambule HK St Alban’s
9 Mila Bomela HK Selborne
10 Thian du Randt HK Grey College
11 Werner Fourie HK EG Jansen
12 Hendrik Prinsloo HK Westville
13 Matthew Wessels HK Grey College
14 JJ Scheepers LK Welkom Gim
15 Christoff Mulder LK Monument
16 Ruan Nortje LK Wonderboom
17 Martin Raath LK Prestasie
18 Luke Jansen LK Walvisbaai Private
19 KP de Jager LK Nelspruit
20 Raymond Nel LK Paarl Gim
21 Marco Fuhri LF Pionier
22 Pieter Diergaardt LF Windhoek Gim
23 Prince Rivaldo Gino Gaoseb LF Windhoek HS
24 Ewart Potgieter LF Pionier
25 Justin Levendal LF Outeniqua
26 Mihlali Stamper LF De Vos Malan
27 Durang Athembe LF Maritzburg College
28 Luke Fortuin LF Garsfontein
29 JC Pretorius LF HTS Middelburg
30 Ryno Pieterse LF Garsfontein
31 Kwezi Mafu LF Grey HS
32 Hanru Sirgel LF Grens
33 Tiaan Coetzee SH Paul Roos
34 Jay-C Cornel Olivier SH Windhoek Private
35 Eduan Smit SH Ben Vorster
36 Ginter Smuts SH EG Jansen
37 Richman Gora SH Welkom Gim
38 Andre Kok FH Vryburg
39 Sergio Kasper FH Diamantveld
40 Ruan de Swardt FH Affies
41 Theo Boshoff FH Paarl Gim
42 Henry Pike CT EG Jansen
43 Zandre Kruger CT Helpmekaar
44 Juan-Carlo Kleynhans CT Bothasville
45 Stefan Coetzee CT Kalahari,Kuruman
46 Stephan Moolman CT Monument
47 Chad Zavier Plato CT Walvisbaai Private
48 Wian van Niekerk CT Paarl Gim
49 Maxwell Osborne WG Tygerberg
50 Happiness Peterson WG Garsfontein
51 Lee-Irvin Anderies WG EG Jansen
52 Jerome Bossr FB Glenwood
53 Damian Bonaparte FB Outeniqua
54 Litha Nkula FB Dale
55 Christiaan Strydom FB Affies


  1. 55 players! Do the Bulls really need go sign this many? They’ve contracted 6 hookers. Going to be some disappointed lads when they’re not getting game time.

  2. FFS! They got to pay all this lot. Not heard of many of them. Lions squad looks better to me. Surely it’s about quality not quantity. Also, our Unions are battling, contracts should be scarce…

  3. Kleynhans van Bothaville het as graad 11 leerder al Griffons 0/19 gespeel en toe ek hom aan Menlo wou voorstel toe word dit afgelag.

    Well done Juan Carlo…..jy kan dit ver bring want jy is honger vir dit

  4. @Grasshopper: lions & WP in the final again?!?!…this is probably the weakest Bulls squad I’ve seen on paper for the past decade….all the money went to Lood’s salary I guess…. :roll:

  5. @Muzi: Agreed, WP vs Lions Under19 and maybe Craven Week, but I’m hoping KZN finally stand up at Craven Week!

  6. @Muzi: Hey Muzi. This Ruan de Swardt matter is a bit strange. The Bulls released their u19 contract list after that Supersport article which clearly states:

    “I spoke to the Blue Bulls the other day about the rugby, but at the end of the day my decision is cricket after school. Something in my heart told me after the Coke Week that cricket is the way to go.”

  7. @Slam: @Grasshopper: From what I understand, the Bulls are in cahoots with Tuks and TUT. We won’t see a lot of these boys in Under 19 & 20 CC line-ups, but we’ll see them in varsity cup/shield games for the next couple of years. Of course some will fall through the cracks. Sure, the Bulls will be bleed a lot of Randelas now paying their salaries and tertiary fees, but they’ll recover it with a premium when they offload excess personnel in 3-5 years’ time. Great for business, terrible for the young sportsman who walks in there with a dream. It’s how the Bulls roll.

    A word of advice to those who find themselves in a varsity team…give your academics more attention, and treat rugby as you did in high school. That attitude has taken you this far, if your rugby talent is anything to speak of, then the rugby will take care of itself.

  8. @Queenian: Sjoe! They’ll have grey hairs (excuse the pun) by the time the final whistle blows 8-O

    @Quagga: Hopefully the parents preach the same/similar story. As bad as our unemployment rate is, a youngster with a qualification stands a far higher chance of being employed than a talented rugby player has of making the big league. The conversion rate from high school to senior rugby stardom is minute. I think Beet did the numbers some years back – what an eye opener it was.

  9. @Playa: Someone with 1st hand info told me about a guy who applied for a managerial post at a Pta comp. His CV read:

    20xx BB u13 CW
    20yy BB u16 Grant Khomo
    20xz BB u18 CW
    20xa BB u19
    20xb BB u21
    20xc BB u21
    20xd BB Vodacom Cup

    Nah, he didn’t get the job!

  10. @tzavosky: Being from Garsies or Monnas, the job seeker was probably overqualified – or not. Didn’t @Hooit say they don’t focus on academics?


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