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CONFIRMED | Ex-Bulls lock Sintu Manjezi joins Glasgow: 'An opportunity I couldn't turn down'

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  • Scottish URC outfit Glasgow Warriors have snapped up former Bulls and Cheetahs lock forward Sintu Manjezi.
  • Sport24 understands that Manjezi will link up with the Scottish outfit late June.
  • Manjezi starred in the January 2021 Currie Cup Bulls win over the Sharks.


Bulls lock Sintu Manjezi is headed to United Rugby Championship (URC) outfit Glasgow Warriors at the end of June, Glasgow confirmed on Wednesday.

After winning the Currie Cup since joining from the Cheetahs in 2020, and starring in the January 2021 final against the Sharks at Loftus, the 27-year-old becomes the latest top export to European shores.

However, Manjezi suffered a long-term knee injury last year that curtailed his progress under Bulls director of rugby Jake White, who since put his faith in promising lock Ruan Nortje for the No 5 second-row position. 

The former Cheetahs second-rower joins compatriots Oli Kebble and Kyle Steyn, who play for Scotland, as well as JP du Preez. 

"I’m looking forward to playing for Glasgow and taking on a new challenge," Manjezi said.

"The opportunity of experiencing a new club outside of South Africa was one I couldn’t turn down.

"I’ve played with Kyle Steyn previously and he speaks really highly of the club’s culture, the hard work that the players put in and its ambitions.

"I think my skillset will compliment Glasgow’s style of play – I like to play with ball in hand and carry hard.

"I can’t wait to get up to Glasgow and put in the hard yards every single day and earn the right to wear the jersey."

Warriors Head coach Danny Wilson said: "Sintu is the type of attacking presence we wanted to add to our depth in the pack.

"It’s great to bolster our second-row options with another exciting player that brings a real carrying presence and good set piece skillset - Sintu also brings the added bonus of being able to play at six.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming him to Scotstoun in the summer ahead of the new season."

Glasgow play Leinster in the URC quarter-finals on Saturday 4 June.

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