Cheetahs lock to join the Bulls

Date published: June 23 2020

The Blue Bulls Company have confirmed that 25-year-old second-row Sintu Manjezi will join the Bulls from the Cheetahs on July 1.

Manjezi has stamped his authority in the PRO14 in recent seasons as a tough and uncompromising lock, impressing in both the scrum and lineout.

He is also versatile as he can pack down on the side of the scrum at flanker when called upon so will be a handy addition to the Bulls squad.

The 1.98m and 114kg lock started his career in the colours of the Eastern Province Kings and made his Super Rugby debut for the Kings in 2015.

The gifted lock forward made the move to Bloemfontein at the end 2018 where he represented the Cheetahs in the PRO14, routinely impressing against his European opponents, and assisted the Free State Cheetahs in lifting the Currie Cup during last season’s successful campaign.

“Sintu is a powerhouse that packs all the skills that make a good lock,” said director of rugby Jake White. “He is a strong character both on and off the field, and I firmly believe that he will fit in perfectly into our future plans.”