Bulls poach Cheetahs flyhalf
TRANSFER NEWS: Bulls squad just received another boost as they announced their latest addition versatile backline player, Christiaan Smit.
The 27-year-old, who plays at both centre and flyhalf, has joined the Bulls after a successful three-year stint with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Smit was schooled at Paul Roos Gymnasium before featuring for Maties in the Varsity Cup between 2015 and 2019. He then had a brief spell with the Griquas in 2019 and that same year he was signed by the Cheetahs.
The utility back has signed a three-year deal with the Bulls that will see him remain at Loftus Versfeld until 2025.
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“We have been following Chris Smit’s rise very closely,” Bulls director of rugby, Jake White said.
He has certainly proven himself as an outstanding talent that has quite a bit to offer on the field and as a team man.
“We are very excited to have Chris as part of our squad. We have a tough season ahead with the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, the Champions Cup and the Currie Cup awaiting us.
“Chris’ contribution will prove invaluable in these campaigns. We wish him the very best at the Bulls.”
Smit’s arrival at Loftus Versfeld follows that of wing, S’bu Nkosi, centre Wandisile Simelane and loose-forwards Mihlali Mosi and Phumzile Maqondwana.
These new recruits signed for the Bulls after the arrival of prop Dylan Smith and lock Ruan Vermaak.