Wed 22 Jun 2022 | 11:42

Bulls stars say their goodbyes

Bulls stars say their goodbyes
Wed 22 Jun 2022 | 11:42
Bulls stars say their goodbyes
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TRANSFER: Arno Botha and Madosh Tambwe have both said their goodbyes to the Bulls as they make their way to France for new chapters in their careers.

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Botha’s move to Lyon was finally confirmed on Wednesday, while Tambwe is set to join Bordeaux.

Both players played integral roles in the Bulls’ United Rugby Championship campaign.

The Pretoria side made it all the way to the Final where they lost 13-18 to the Stormers in Cape Town.

Tambwe moved to Pretoria from the Sharks at the beginning of 2021.

He scored eight tries in 19 games in the URC.

“Trying to fit my journey at this club in 10 photos or a video is close to impossible, it was short-lived but boy it was one hell of a joyride. My career has taken another direction and I am looking forward to this next chapter which I’ll grab with both arms,” said Tambwe in a social media post.

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“Got a few thank yous to give, firstly to Edgar Rathbone. Thank you for allowing me to join one of, if not, the best franchises in the country that is the Bulls.

“Jake White, thank you for the impact you’ve had not only in my career, but my life as a whole. I will never forget these years of working with you, as well as the backroom staff, coaches, doctors and physios.

“Elias Bennett thank you for your services and thanks for being a great manager and person!

“Lastly my teammates, the most important people in all this. We might not have finished the season on our terms, but I wouldn’t choose to have done it with any other bunch of individuals!

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“Thank you for the great memories we made in my term serving the Blue, going to miss you guys and only wishing you guys the best individually and collectively in your journeys going forward.

“To the Loftus faithful, thank you for making my experience in Pretoria memorable.”

Meanwhile, Botha re-joined the Bulls from Irish side Munster in 2020. He also had a short stint with England club London Irish.

Botha represented the Bulls between 2011 and 2017 before he returned from Europe for his second stint.

“Another unforgettable two years in my rugby career – awesome memories and lifelong friendships,” said Botha.

“It’s sad to leave again, but excited for the next journey at Lyon.

“Thanks Bulls and everyone involved for making this possible.”

 

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