Former Stormer Nizaam Carr joins Bulls

  • Nizaam Carr played close to 100 Super Rugby matches for the Stormers before joining London Wasps in 2018.
  • He earned five Springbok caps, the last of which came in a 27-13 loss to Wales at the Millennium Stadium in 2016.
  • Bulls director of rugby Jake White says it's great to have a talent like Carr's back on South African soil.

Former Springboks and Stormers back-rower Nizaam Carr is the latest player to join the new Jake White project at the Bulls, the franchise confirmed on Friday.

The Bulls uploaded a teaser video onto their social media platforms, asking fans: "Who will be added to the Bulls 2020 WhatsApp group this afternoon?"

Carr, who won five Springbok caps between 2014 and 2016, had been based at English club Wasps since 2018 but opted to come back to South Africa in the colours of Stormers rivals, the Bulls.

The loose-forward is the latest in a number of experienced and high-profile signings by World Cup-winning former Springbok coach Jake White - a list that includes Gio Aplon, Arno Botha, Travis Ismaiel and Marcel van der Merwe.

The 29-year-old former Bishops pupil played close to 100 times for the Stormers and more than 50 times in Western Province colours. He is one of the most versatile players available to Bulls director of rugby, White, as he can play any possible in the back row.

"Nizaam needs little introduction and I'm happy that he has decided to continue his career with the Bulls," White said.

"His ability to perform under pressure will only benefit the franchise while his experience will be used to mentor the younger loose forwards in the squad as well. He has done well in England and it is great to have his talent back on South African soil again."

The team will also be joined by Springbok Duane Vermeulen, who confirmed his return to Loftus earlier this year. White still has Scotland international Josh Strauss, Springbok Marco van Staden, Abongile Nonkontwana and Tim Agaba as loose-forwards at his disposal.

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