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Bulls lock in some serious muscle

NEWS: Ruan Nortje has extended his contract with the Bulls until 2027.

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Nortje says Loftus and the franchise have given him purpose and he looks ahead to the exciting years ahead.

“The decision was easy for me,” he said, adding: “I still feel as though I have a purpose at the franchise and I am happy to be a part of such an awesome group of players and seasoned coaching staff.

“My biggest highlight will always be playing in front of a packed Loftus.

“It has always been a special place for me and the crowd has always been a big motivation whenever we run out.

“It is exciting to think that I get to experience that over the next couple of seasons still.

“It is equally exciting to also run along this group that we have, as a squad that has been together for a little while now, we get to continue with that. We have the opportunity to build continuity and depth within the squad and that can only do us well in being competitive across the board.”

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Looking ahead, Nortje has his eyes set on being a part of the franchise’s success and hopes to don the famous Green and Gold some more ever since making his debut in 2022.

“I am so excited for the few years ahead, as mentioned earlier, the Bulls have given me purpose and I will always strive to help the franchise do well. I look forward to having many more opportunities to play in our jersey and creating lasting memories with our incredible supporters.

“Every player hopes to represent their country and I will always have the ambition of playing more tests for the Springboks and at a World Cup.”

Nortje boasts a great record at Loftus, having played in all URC matches since its start, barring the four he missed this season due to injury.

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