Cape Town - Loose forward Jacques “Vleis” Engelbrecht says signing with the Bulls was the biggest mistake of his rugby career.
The 30-year-old was a star for the Kings when they played Super Rugby in 2013 before joining the Bulls later that year.
His career nosedived in Pretoria though, where a lack of game time left him frustrated.
Engelbrecht mainly played Vodacom Cup rugby for the Blue Bulls this year and has been loaned to the EP Kings for this year’s Currie Cup.
Engelbrecht’s contract with the Bulls only expires next year, but he is hoping to impress for the Kings in the Currie Cup in order for them to try sign him for next year’s Super Rugby competition.
“To be honest, moving to Pretoria was not worth it,” he told Netwerk24. “I did learn a few things there, but to be in a pecking order when you know you are better than some of the players ahead of you - that’s not always nice.
“I was honest with the coach (Frans Ludeke) and told him. It’s the biggest mistake I made to sign for the Bulls.
“I had to almost ask to get a chance. There was a chance overseas (in Super Rugby) last year, but overall it wasn’t worth it.”