Obi off to Bulls

Luther Obi is the latest Kings player to be confirmed as a Vodacom Bulls recruit, with the winger set to link up with the squad on Wednesday.

Former Kings prop Lizo Gqoboka has already settled in with the Bulls squad currently preparing for Vodacom Super Rugby, while negotiations with three other Kings players, Sylvian Mahuza, Thembelani Bholi and Tim Agaba, are ongoing.

Bulls high performance manager Xander Janse van Rensburg said there is great excitement to have Gqoboka and Obi in the squad.

‘They are highly rated all round and we have been trying to get them to Pretoria for a while now. We are pretty pleased with the fact that they have joined the Bulls family and are keen to see their contributions to the squad.’

Negotiations are also continuing with Francois Hougaard, who has committed himself to the Blitzboks, but could still feature for the Bulls when his schedule allows.

Francois Brummer is on loan from the Pumas and could add to his solitary Bulls cap won in 2010.

Bulls training squad:
Props: Trevor Nyakane, Pierre Schoeman, Lizo Gqoboka, Dean Greyling, Nqoba Mxoli, Morné Mellett, Marcel van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Entienne Swanepoel.
Hookers: Adriaan Strauss, Bandise Maku, Corniel Els, Jaco Visagie, Callie Visagie.
Locks: RG Snyman, Jason Jenkins, Jannes Kirsten, Marvin Orie, Nicholaas Janse van Rensburg, Le Roux Roets, Irne Herbst, Grant Hattingh.
Loose forwards: Lappies Labuschagne, Roelof Smit, Ruan Steenkamp, Deon Stegmann, Freddy Ngoza, Nick de Jager, Arno Botha, Clyde Davids, Hanro Liebenberg.
Scrumhalves: Rudy Paige, Ivan van Zyl, Piet van Zyl.
Flyhalves: Tian Schoeman, Francois Brummer, Joshua Stander, Handré Pollard.                                                    
Midfielders: Burger Odendaal, Jan Serfontein, Daniel Kriel, JT Jackson, Dries Swanepoel, JJ Engelbrecht, Jesse Kriel.
Wings: Jamba Ulengo, Jade Stigling, Kafense Mahlo, Travis Ismaiel, Luther Obi, Bjorn Basson.
Fullbacks: Duncan Matthews, Divan Rossouw, Warrick Gelant.

Photo: Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images

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