Super Rugby

Bulls reunite another set of Kriel brothers

David Kriel (Gallo Images)
David Kriel (Gallo Images)

The Bulls will be reuniting another set of Kriel brothers at Loftus, as they confirmed on Friday the signing of Stormers fullback David Kriel.

He will link up with his younger brother Richard and the rest of the team on 1 November.

According to a Bulls press release, the Kriel weighs in at 94kgs and stands at a whopping 1.94m.

As with all the other Kriel's linked to the Bulls over the last few years, his younger brother and the more famous twins Jesse and Dan.

The 21-year-old was part of the Western Province team who lost to the Blue Bulls U21 at last year's SA Rugby U21 Championship final at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Director of Rugby, Jake White, expressed his delight in Kriel's signing and expects big things from him when rugby resumes.

"David is a solid choice at fullback or centre so to have his signature not only bodes well for the Bulls but is also a sign that youngsters can see the value in joining us. I look forward to seeing him grow at the #BullsFamily as he is destined for bigger things in his young career," said White.

Younger brother Richard, is also looking forward to sharing the same colours, and is obviously excited as he joked about their reunion.

"This is great news, as we now get to put an end to the age old family debate about who's our mum's favourite," he laughed.

"David is an amazing rugby player, but more importantly an overall lekker guy who will slot into our #BullsFamily culture perfectly. He has had a huge impact on me, and I'm really glad we get to take these next steps together."

- Bulls

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