In a continued signing spree, the Bulls have successfully signed Springbok fullback Willie le Roux. The Pretoria-based team secured the seasoned player on a three-year contract, ensuring his presence until June 2026.
Le Roux, who is currently representing the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup, will join his new team following the conclusion of the tournament in October.
Le Roux’s transition to the Bulls comes after his stint with Japanese club Toyota Verblitz, where he has been playing since 2019.
Prior to that, the experienced athlete showcased his talents for teams such as Wasps, the Sharks, Canon Eagles, Griquas, the Cheetahs, and Boland Cavaliers.
Although rumors initially linked him to the Stormers, Le Roux’s signing with the Bulls has now been confirmed.
The Springbok star is set to earn his 84th cap for the national team this Saturday as the Rugby Championship kicks off, with South Africa facing Australia at Loftus Versfeld at 5 PM.
Expressing his delight, Edgar Rathbone, CEO of the Blue Bulls Company, commented on the announcement:
- Advertisement -
“Willie is an exceptional player with a wealth of experience behind him. His more than 83 appearances for the national side will undoubtedly enhance our squad. We believe his vast knowledge will provide stability to our backline.”
Rathbone continued, highlighting the Bulls’ ambition: “We are committed to building a team capable of not only competing but also contending for championships while playing entertaining rugby, and Willie falls perfectly into that category. We are confident that both young and seasoned players will appreciate his versatility.”