Bulls confirm signing of Simelane from Lions

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Wandisile Simelane in action for the Lions. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images)
Wandisile Simelane in action for the Lions. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images)

The Bulls on Friday confirmed the signing of talented outside back Wandisile Simelane from the Lions.

The 24-year-old former Junior Springbok has penned down a two-year deal that will see him stay at Loftus Versfeld until 2024. 

Simelane is a versatile player, who can slot in at centre, fullback and wing.

Bulls director of rugby Jake White said they were delighted to acquire a player of Simelane's stature.

"It has been widely reported that there has been widespread interest for the services of Wandile Simelane from across the globe. That speaks to the talent and value that he has as a player. We are very happy to have added him to our squad at the Bulls.

"Wandi's talent and what he brings to any team needs no explanation - his efforts on the field speak for themselves. We are certain that he will add a different dynamic to our backline and will fit in perfectly to how we want to play. We look forward to seeing what he will do in the blue jersey in the upcoming season and next few years at Loftus. It is also an added bonus that his versatility can see him slot in at fullback, wing and centre," White said.

Simelane had been in the Lions' structures since playing for their under-13 side in 2011. His signing comes on the back of the confirmation of the arrival of loose forwards Mihlali Mosi and Phumzile Maqondwana, as well as earlier recruitments Sbu Nkosi, Ruan Vermaak and Dylan Smith. 

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