Boom hangs up his boots
NEWS: The Blue Bulls Company confirmed that loose forward Boom Prinsloo will be retiring from professional rugby with immediate effect.
This comes after a mutual agreement between both parties.
The 29-year-old was born in Bloemfontein and is another product of Grey College. He represented the Free State Cheetahs in 51 Super Rugby matches and 37 Currie Cup matches, before making the move to Loftus.
He went on to represent the Blue Bulls in eight Currie Cup matches, captaining on four occasions and also making 12 National Rugby Challenge appearances (six as captain).
“It’s never easy making a decision like this,” said Prinsloo. “I have dedicated my life to this beautiful game, and there’s no doubt that I feel a little mix of emotions.
“Having said that, I also realise that it’s a good time for me to move on, and embrace the next chapter of my life. Thank you to everybody that has contributed to my career and given me the opportunity and privilege to play this beautiful game.”
Xander Janse van Rensburg, High Performance Manager of the Blue Bulls Company, added: “Boom will always be remembered as an unsung hero. A man that put in the hard yards and represented the Bulls Family with absolute distinction, and seldom got the credit he deserved from the rugby public. Besides being a tough-as-nails old school flanker, he also played a major leadership role both on and off the field in mentoring his younger teammates. We would like to sincerely thank him for his outstanding efforts, and would like to wish him all the best as he embarks on the next phase of his life.”