JOHANNESBURG – Loose forward Wimpie van der Walt has signed a short-term contract with the Blue Bulls Company (BBC), it announced on Monday.
The 25-year-old player, who represented the Southern Kings in the Super Rugby tournament in 2013, would join the Bulls on a two-month loan contract.
The contract could be extended, depending on his performances and fitness levels, said BBC high performance manager Xander Janse van Rensburg.
“It is no secret that injuries have ravaged our loose forward stock and we are quite keen for Wimpie to join us as soon as possible,” he said in a statement.
“He had a stellar season with the Kings last year and will not only add versatility, but also depth to our squad.”
Janse van Rensburg also confirmed that former Bulls’ player and captain Dewald Potgieter could join Van der Walt this week, as negotiations on his availability were at an advanced stage.
Potgieter plays for the Japanese club Yamaha Jubilo, and could join the team up to the completion of the Bulls’ pool stage phase. He would have to return for his pre-season with the Japanese club in July.
“We are hopeful that Dewald can join us. He is used to our structures and will fit in immediately,” Janse van Rensburg said.
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