Ospreys Sign Blue Bulls Star On Short-Term Deal
Ospreys Rugby have today announced the signing of Super rugby star Johnny Kotze on a three month contract.
Described as “one of the most important cogs” at the Bulls following a season where he scored seven tries in 16 Super Rugby appearances, Kotze has agreed a short-term contract with the Region and will link up with the Ospreys later this month.
Capable of playing at inside and outside centre, as well as wing, 25-year old Kotze is 1.85m tall and weights in at 89kg.
Speaking after confirming his move to the Liberty Stadium, Kotze said:
“I am super psyched to join the Ospreys after the 2018 Currie Cup season. The Ospreys have had a great PRO 14 season thus far and I am looking forward to contributing to the club’s success in any way I can.”
Born in Carltonville, Kotze will add considerable experience to the Ospreys backline, having come through at Cape Town based Western Province before getting his first taste of Super Rugby with Stormers, featuring regularly in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
He then moved to Pretoria where he has played in the Currie Cup for Blue Bulls, this year establishing himself as an influential member of the Bulls’ Super Rugby squad.
He is currently involved in Currie Cup action, with Blue Bulls well placed for a semi-final spot going into the final round of action this weekend. He will travel to Wales as soon as club’s involvement in the competition comes to an end.