Springbok Number Eight Duane Vermeulen Has A New Club
The Blue Bulls have this afternoon confirmed the signing of Springbok number eight Duane Vermeulen.
The former Toulon star, who is currently plying his trade in Japan, will arrive in Pretoria in February 2019, and will spend the duration of the season with the Vodacom Bulls.
The powerful forward has played for the Springboks on 42 occasions, and boasts an illustrious career with a number of top class teams including the Pumas, Toyota Cheetahs, DHL Stormers, Toulon and the Kubota Spears.
Bulls High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, expressed his excitement on the acquisition:
“Duane is an amazing rugby player, and is well respected around the world. We firmly believe that his abrasive style of play and experience will add immense value to our Vodacom Super Rugby campaign next year. At the age of 32, he is a seasoned veteran, that just gets better with every season.”
“2019 is going to be a massive year for us,” said Vermeulen, “and I’m keen on starting it with an impact at Loftus. The Bulls have always been a team that I have respected and I’m looking forward to joining the family. “