• ‘Odendaal poured himself into Bulls family’

    Vodacom Bulls director of rugby Jake White has thanked outgoing centre Burger Odendaal for his contributions and wished him well on his move to the Lions.

    On Monday it was confirmed that the 27-year-old, who also captained the Bulls earlier this year, would be making his way across the Jukskei.

    Odendaal started his professional career at Loftus in 2012 making his debut in the Vodacom Cup a little before turning 20. He is also one of the few current players to have surpassed the 50-cap mark in both Vodacom Super Rugby and Currie Cup.

    ‘Burger has poured a lot of himself into the Bulls family over many years, and for that we are eternally grateful. He is a great guy that has had an impact on many players at Loftus, and I have no doubt that he will do really well at the Lions. We sincerely wish him all of the best with his career going forward.’

    Odendaal humbly bid farewell to players and fans.

    ‘It is with a heavy heart that I bid farewell to the #BullsFamily. It was an honour to call Loftus home for the last nine years and I want to thank each and every one who had an influence or part to play in my journey. I will cherish the good memories and hope that I have made lifelong friendships. All the best, stay safe.’

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