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Bulls retain services of playmaker

NEWS: One of the most exciting scrumhalves in the country has put pen to paper and extended his contract with the Bulls.

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Embrose Papier, whose sterling form this season could put him back in Springbok contention, will remain a Bull until June 2027.

Papier has made 52 appearances for the Bulls since he moved to Pretoria after he joined the Blue Bulls academy in 2016 straight out of high school.

In September 2019, Papier joined Sale Sharks on a three-month loan as World Cup cover for compatriot Faf de Klerk.

The Clanwilliam native made his Springbok debut in 2018, a full circle moment having represented the Under-20 national side after an impressive run at Grant Khomo and Craven Weeks.

Papier says the capital feels like home and that has made his decision to extend an easy one.

“By now the capital city feels like home to me and the Bulls have been on my side since my first few years here, which is now just over 10 years ago,” the No. 9 commented.

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“So I have a sense of loyalty to the club and have a lot to offer and give back to the team and the community this side.”

“The current squad has grown a lot together and every new player or younger player that joins can sense our passion and drive to do our best and succeed in every season, which then motivates them to do the same and also inspires me to keep on doing my best,”

“We have won a few trophies here at home and it is an indescribable feeling to do so in front of your home supporters and to see what our work and dedication mean to those who support us.”

“I feel like there is still a lot for me to achieve this side, there are still a lot of trophies to be won and I look forward to doing this with the guys and the coaches, so I am looking forward to making those memories over the next coming seasons.

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“We have the best supporters and to do it for them keeps me and the boys inspired, bring on the next three years.”

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