Super Rugby

Bulls' transfer spree continues as lock Sintu Manjezi joins from Cheetahs

Sintu Manjezi (Gallo)
Sintu Manjezi (Gallo)

The Bulls have announced the signing of 25-year-old lock Sintu Manjezi, who will join from the Cheetahs from 1 July.

Both the Bulls and the Cheetahs confirmed the news on Tuesday. 

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Manjezi has been a key figure for the Cheetahs in the PRO14 in recent seasons with his strength in the scrum, his lineout ability and breakdown skills considered hallmarks of his game. 

Standing at 1.98m and weighing in at 114kg, the former St Andrews Grahamstown scholar started his career in the colours of the Eastern Province Kings and made his Super Rugby debut for the Southern Kings in 2015. 

He also cut his teeth in the Varsity Cup, South Africa's premier university competition, in the colours of NMMU before securing a move to Griquas.  

Manjezi made the move to Bloemfontein at the end 2018 where he represented the Cheetahs in the PRO14 and he was also part of the Free State Cheetahs side that won the Currie Cup last season.

"Sintu is a talented player for the future and is a powerhouse that packs all the skills that make a good lock. He can slot in at lock or as a loosie, and I firmly believe that he has what it takes to play at the highest level," said Bulls director of rugby Jake White. 

Free State, meanwhile, thanked Manjezi for his contributions to the union over the years and confirmed that the deal was part of an exchange of players with the Bulls.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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