VIDEO: Bulls boss opens up on Nkosi deal
SPOTLIGHT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White provided an update on some of the big player movements at the franchise.
One of those players is Springbok wing Sibusiso Nkosi.
In late March, Sharks coach Sean Everitt confirmed that Nkosi “has been offered to go to the Bulls.”
He also said nothing was set in stone and those negotiations still need to happen.
However, White all but confirmed the deal on Friday during a press conference ahead of his team’s Currie Cup clash against Griquas.
“I think his deal starts when Madosh [Tambwe] goes [to Europe],” said White.
“When his [Nkosi’s] season ends at the Sharks and when they are done and done dusted, then I am sure he will pack up and he will move back to the Bulls or back to Joburg where he comes from.
“There is no intention of anyone joining us before the end of the season.
“I am talking about from another union in South Africa.”
The 26-year-old Nkosi has not played for the Sharks since February due to health issues and injury.
When speculation was rife about his playing future and absence, Everitt revealed that the wing was struggling with a “gastric intestinal virus”.
He then suffered an ankle injury in training in early April before undergoing surgery, which will keep him out of action for a ‘lengthy period’.
Forward stocks bolstered
Meanwhile, White revealed that his pack will be bolstered by the inclusion of a former Junior Springbok lock.
“The only guy who joins us next week is Ruan Vermaak,” White added.
“The Japanese season is finished, so he will be available as an extra forward from next week onwards.
“We don’t have any deals with franchises in South Africa where guys are moving in and out [in the current season].”