De Jager unaware of Bulls rumours

Date published: March 30 2016

South Africa lock Lood de Jager admits that he knows nothing about potential talk of him swapping the Cheetahs for the Bulls.

De Jager, 23, was linked with a move to Loftus earlier this month with the Bulls looking to add top talent to their pack.

Should he depart then De Jager would follow a long list of top Springboks to leave the Cheetahs in recent years including Willie le Roux, Adriaan Strauss and Trevor Nyakane.

De Jager was recently named South African Player of the Year following his efforts with the Springboks in 2015.

“No one has talked to me about it, honestly. I don’t know where the newspapers get the information,” De Jager told Netwerk24.

“I have a two-year contract with SA Rugby so I still have to play in South Africa next year. At present, my main goal is just to improve my form at the Cheetahs.

“I first want to do my job here and then I can have a look… maybe I’ll stay (in Bloemfontein), you never know.

“But at this stage I’m not too bothered about contracts or anything else.”