Bulls sign Durban's big giraffe
TRANSFER NEWS: The Bulls have bolstered their front row stock with a ‘giant’ from Durban.
The Blue Bulls Company on Wednesday announced the signing of front row powerhouse Mheli Dlamini, from the Durban-based Crusaders club.
Affectionately known as Giraffe, the tighthead prop enjoyed a stint with the Griffins in the First Division, before moving to the KwaZulu-Natal club scene – where he represented the Balito Dolphins, before linking up with Crusaders.
The soft-spoken gentle giant stands at 1.89m tall and makes a few of his fellow props look small.
On the field, he is known for his uncompromising defence and despite his behemoth size, is mobile around the park.
“Mheli is an example of those rugby gems who’ve taken the road less travelled,” Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White said.
“His playing ability fits what we’re looking for at the Bulls and he will learn a lot under the tutelage of our numerous Springbok front row forward.
“We are looking forward to what he brings to the table.”