The Bulls rugby team for 2023/2024

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Here is the list of players of the Bulls for the 2023/2024 season with heights, weights, birthdate, ages, contract length.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
South Africa Dylan SMITH Prop 30 y/o 26/02/1994 1.81 m 113 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb PRO 2025
South Africa François KLOPPER Prop 24 y/o 07/09/1999 1.89 m 124 kg 6 ft 2 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO
South Africa Gerhard STEENEKAMP Prop 27 y/o 09/04/1997 1.94 m 128 kg 6 ft 4 in 20 st 2.19 lb; 282.19 lb PRO 2028
South Africa Jacques VAN ROOYEN Prop 37 y/o 24/10/1986 1.86 m 122 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 2.96 lb; 268.96 lb PRO
South Africa Khutha MCHUNU Prop 26 y/o 01/07/1997 1.84 m 117 kg 6 ft 18 st; 257.94 lb PRO
South Africa Mornay SMITH Prop 26 y/o 30/01/1998 1.81 m 109 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Robert HUNT Prop 27 y/o 16/08/1996 1.85 m 122 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 2.96 lb; 268.96 lb PRO
South Africa Seb LOMBARD Prop 21 y/o 07/10/2002 1.90 m 122 kg 6 ft 3 in 19 st 2.96 lb; 268.96 lb PRO
South Africa Simphiwe MATANZIMA Prop 26 y/o 18/08/1997 1.82 m 111 kg 6 ft 17 st; 244.71 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Tielman NIEUWOUDT Prop 22 y/o 22/04/2002 - - - - PRO
South Africa Wilco LOUW Prop 29 y/o 20/07/1994 1.85 m 130 kg 6 ft 1 in 20 st 6.60 lb; 286.60 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Akker VAN DER MERWE Hooker 32 y/o 17/06/1991 1.78 m 108 kg 5 ft 10 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Jan-Hendrik WESSELS Hooker 23 y/o 08/05/2001 1.93 m 120 kg 6 ft 4 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Joe VAN ZYL Hooker 25 y/o 21/01/1999 1.84 m 105 kg 6 ft 16 st; 231.49 lb PRO
South Africa Johan GROBBELAAR Hooker 26 y/o 30/12/1997 1.82 m 98 kg 6 ft 15 st; 216.05 lb PRO 2027
South Africa Tiaan LANGE Hooker 21 y/o 26/08/2002 1.77 m 103 kg 5 ft 10 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO
South Africa Deon SLABBERT Lock 24 y/o 04/05/2000 2.00 m 117 kg 6 ft 7 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb PRO
South Africa Elrigh LOUW Lock 24 y/o 20/09/1999 1.95 m 112 kg 6 ft 5 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2027
South Africa Janko SWANEPOEL Lock 24 y/o 08/09/1999 2.00 m 107 kg 6 ft 7 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO
South Africa Merwe OLIVIER Lock 21 y/o 09/10/2002 1.94 m 108 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO
South Africa Reinhardt LUDWIG Lock 21 y/o 27/08/2002 1.99 m 106 kg 6 ft 6 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO
South Africa Ruan NORTJÉ Lock 25 y/o 25/07/1998 2.00 m 113 kg 6 ft 7 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Ruan VERMAAK Lock 26 y/o 01/05/1998 1.99 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2027
South Africa Cameron HANEKOM Back row 22 y/o 10/05/2002 1.92 m 98 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO
South Africa Cyle BRINK Back row 30 y/o 16/01/1994 1.91 m 113 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb PRO
South Africa Jannes KIRSTEN Back row 30 y/o 01/12/1993 1.97 m 117 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Marcell COETZEE Back row 33 y/o 08/05/1991 1.91 m 117 kg 6 ft 3 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb PRO 2027
South Africa Marco VAN STADEN Back row 28 y/o 25/08/1995 1.84 m 112 kg 6 ft 17 st; 246.92 lb PRO 2027
South Africa Mihlali MOSI Back row 28 y/o 12/05/1996 1.90 m 101 kg 6 ft 3 in 15 st 12.67 lb; 222.67 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Mpilo GUMEDE Back row 23 y/o 08/07/2000 1.92 m 109 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO 2028
South Africa Muller UYS Back row 25 y/o 02/09/1998 1.91 m 115 kg 6 ft 3 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO
South Africa Nizaam CARR Back row 33 y/o 04/04/1991 1.84 m 104 kg 6 ft 16 st; 229.28 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Phumzile MAQONDWANA Back row 27 y/o 16/03/1997 1.87 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2024
South Africa WJ STEENKAMP Back row 23 y/o 28/09/2000 1.90 m 104 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 5.28 lb; 229.28 lb PRO
South Africa Bernard VAN DER LINDE Scrum-half 21 y/o 30/11/2002 1.74 m 83 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 0.98 lb; 182.98 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Embrose PAPIER Scrum-half 27 y/o 25/04/1997 1.71 m 80 kg 5 ft 7 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb PRO
South Africa Keagan JOHANNES Scrum-half 24 y/o 27/11/1999 1.77 m 75 kg 5 ft 10 in 11 st 11.35 lb; 165.35 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Marco JANSEN VAN VUREN Scrum-half 27 y/o 14/06/1996 1.86 m 94 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 11.23 lb; 207.23 lb PRO
South Africa Zak BURGER Scrum-half 25 y/o 20/08/1998 1.74 m 83 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 0.98 lb; 182.98 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Chris SMITH Fly-half 29 y/o 09/09/1994 1.81 m 90 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Jaco VAN DER WALT Fly-half 30 y/o 01/02/1994 1.82 m 92 kg 6 ft 14 st; 202.83 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Chris SMIT Centre 28 y/o 01/08/1995 1.82 m 86 kg 6 ft 13 st; 189.60 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Cornel SMIT Centre 26 y/o 20/08/1997 1.83 m 95 kg 6 ft 14 st; 209.44 lb PRO
South Africa Harold VORSTER Centre 30 y/o 11/10/1993 1.86 m 92 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO
South Africa Lionel MAPOE Centre 35 y/o 13/07/1988 1.83 m 95 kg 6 ft 14 st; 209.44 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Sebastian DE KLERK Centre 24 y/o 05/04/2000 1.80 m 91 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 4.62 lb; 200.62 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Stedman GANS Centre 27 y/o 19/03/1997 1.80 m 85 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO
South Africa Canan MOODIE Winger 21 y/o 05/11/2002 1.91 m 92 kg 6 ft 3 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO 2027
South Africa Cornal HENDRICKS Winger 36 y/o 18/04/1988 1.89 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Kabelo MOKWENA Winger 24 y/o 05/05/2000 1.88 m 94 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 11.23 lb; 207.23 lb PRO
South Africa Kurt-Lee ARENDSE Winger 27 y/o 17/06/1996 1.76 m 82 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Sergeal PETERSEN Winger 29 y/o 01/08/1994 1.71 m 84 kg 5 ft 7 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb PRO
South Africa Stravino JACOBS Winger 24 y/o 21/02/2000 1.80 m 95 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO 2024
South Africa David KRIEL Fullback 25 y/o 15/02/1999 1.94 m 100 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb PRO 2027
South Africa Devon WILLIAMS Fullback 32 y/o 16/04/1992 1.74 m 77 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 1.76 lb; 169.76 lb PRO
South Africa Henry IMMELMAN Fullback 29 y/o 26/05/1995 1.89 m 98 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Johan GOOSEN Fullback 31 y/o 27/07/1992 1.84 m 89 kg 6 ft 14 st; 196.21 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Sibongile NOVUKA Fullback 26 y/o 01/02/1998 1.92 m 97 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO
South Africa Willie LE ROUX Fullback 34 y/o 18/08/1989 1.84 m 92 kg 6 ft 14 st; 202.83 lb PRO 2026

Academy players who have not yet played with the pros

These players are well part of the the Bulls squad but have not yet appeared on a game sheet this season. They are in a separate table for more readability.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
Afrique du sud JF VAN HEERDEN Lock 20 y/o 06/05/2004 2.01 m 115 kg 6 ft 7 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb ACADEMY 2027

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
South Africa Jacques DU PLESSIS Lock 30 PRO Gone to Bath
South Africa Wandisile SIMELANE Centre 26 PRO Gone to Stormers

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : JF VAN HEERDEN - 20 years old
  • Oldest player : Jacques VAN ROOYEN - 37 years old
  • Average : 27 years old
  • Lightest player : Keagan JOHANNES - 75 kg
  • Heaviest player : Wilco LOUW - 130 kg
  • Average weight : 103 kg