The Bulls tempt Springbok winger Combrinck to join the White team

Springbok winger Ruan Combrinck will return to rugby after an official announcement of a new Bulls signing from July 1.

Capable of playing as a winger and full-back, Kombrink’s arrival will not only add depth to the young outside full-back, but his experience since his professional debut in the Western Region in 2010 will be invaluable to Tshwane’s side.

The fast-paced 31-year-old scored two attempts in seven Test games for the Springboks, while also racking up more than 150 points while with the Lions between 2012 and 2019, helping them to three consecutive Super Rugby finals.

After leaving the Lions, Kumprink joined Stade Francais, but made only a few matches for the French side, before returning to South Africa and a step away from rugby to the farm.

β€œAny team would be lucky to acquire a gem like Rowan, who has proven his incredible abilities over the years. His signature will add depth to this team, and we have no doubt that his abilities on the field as well as his abilities off the field will contribute to the Bulls reaching even greater heights,” said the Rugby Director Jake White.

The Bulls have also reportedly shown an interest in signing Kumprink’s former Lions teammate Lionel Mapu, who currently plays in the third division of French rugby.

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