CONFIRMED: Bulls sign 'powerhouse' lock
TRANSFER NEWS: The Blue Bulls Company confirmed that 25-year-old lock forward Sintu Manjezi will join the Bulls from the Cheetahs from July 1.
Manjezi has stamped his authority in the Pro14 in recent seasons as a tough as nails and uncompromising lock in the Cheetahs’ pack.
He is also versatile as he can pack down on the side of the scrum when called upon.
The 1.98m and 114kg former St. Andrews Grahamstown scholar started his career in the colours of the Eastern Province Kings and made his Super Rugby debut for the Southern Kings in 2015.
He also cut his teeth in the Varsity Cup, South Africa’s premier university competition, in the colours of FNB NMMU before shifting to the Griquas.
The gifted lock forward made the move to Bloemfontein at the end 2018 where he represented the Cheetahs in the Pro14, routinely showing up his European opponents, and assisted the Free State Cheetahs in lifting the Currie Cup during last season’s successful campaign.
“Sintu is a talented player for the future and is a powerhouse that packs all the skills that make a good lock.” said Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White. “He can slot in at lock or as a loosie, and I firmly believe that he has what it takes to play at the highest level.”