Bulls star sets sights on ‘chasing the Springbok dream’ after new deal

Jared Wright
David Kriel of Vodacom Bulls passes the ball

David Kriel of the Bulls passes.

David Kriel has set his sights on making his international bow for the Springboks after signing a new deal with the Bulls.

The 25-year-old, who has been a standout performer for the Pretoria-based side this season, has been rewarded with a significant new contract at the Bulls.

David Kriel signs new Bulls deal

Kriel has re-signed with the Bulls until at least June 2027, with the versatile back nearing his 100th appearance for the side.

“Since I was a young boy, I have always wanted to play for the Vodacom Bulls, to play for this prestigious and successful club,” the utility back said.

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Chasing the Springbok dream

After a fantastic start to his career with the team he grew up supporting, the Grey alumni is relishing Jake White’s project with the Bulls and hopes that his form will be rewarded with higher honours.

“Pretoria is home and I enjoy the people in this city, and most importantly my teammates; I enjoy them and I love working with them,” he added.

“I believe in the project that we are building and want to work harder and strive for higher goals.

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“It was easy to choose to stay because I am living out my lifelong dream and I am enjoying it, to keep on chasing the Springbok dream and hopefully will achieve it over the coming years,”

Kriel’s extension is yet another boost to the Bulls following the re-signings of Ruan Vermaak (2027), Johan Grobbelaar (2026), Jan-Hendrik Wessels (2026) and the new signing of Sharks utility back Boeta Chamberlain.

“I am looking forward to the growth of the squad as a whole, us working together to reach our goals and set higher goals and win a couple of trophies to bring them back to Loftus Versfeld,” Kriel concludes.

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