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Bulls bring in ex Kings back-row

05th March 2014 10:02

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Wimpie van der Walt: Joins the Bulls on a short-term deal

Former Kings back-row Wimpie van der Walt has signed a short term contract with the Bulls for their Super Rugby campaign.

The Blue Bulls Company confirmed that the 25-year-old, who has ben playing in Japan for the NNT Docomo club, will join the Pretoria-based outfit on a two month loan contract.

According to the BBC's High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, the contract could be extended, depending on Van der Walt's performances and fitness levels.

"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," Janse van Rensburg told the Bulls' official website.

"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 loose forward and captain, Dewald Potgieter, could join Van der Walt this week as negotiations on his availability are in an advanced stage.

Potgieter plays for the Japanese club Yamaha Jubilo and could join the Bulls until the completion of their league matches. He then has to return for his pre-season with Yamaha Jubilo in July.

"We are hopeful that Dewald can join us," added Janse Van Rensburg.

"He is used to our structures and will fit in immediately."

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