The Vodacom Bulls have reportedly locked in the services of the in-form Elrigh Louw until 2027, while hoping to also secure the signature of red-hot Kurt-Lee Arendse on a contract extension.
According to Rapport, the 22-year-old Louw’s contract with the Pretoria side has been extended for at least another five years. The abrasive No 8 has been a standout for the Bulls this season, and has been spoken of as a Springbok bolter for the July series against Wales.
The Sunday newspaper also reports Bulls fullback Arendse is negotiating a new deal with the Highveld outfit, along with Bok utility back Johan Goosen, who is currently sidelined.
Tying down Arendse would be a coup for the Bulls, the former Blitzbok having made the most clean breaks in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship (16). He is also second in the metres-gained category (694m), behind Bulls teammate Madosh Tambwe, who is currently in talks with director of rugby Jake White to stave off a move to France.