The Bulls squad for 2022/2023

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Here is the list of players of the Bulls for the 2022/2023 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 28 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 23 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 25 y/o 09/04/1997 1.94 m 128 kg 6 ft 4 in 20 st 2.19 lb; 282.19 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Jacques VAN ROOYEN Prop 36 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 Jan-Hendrik WESSELS Prop 21 y/o 08/05/2001 1.93 m 120 kg 6 ft 4 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Lizo GQOBOKA Prop 32 y/o 24/03/1990 1.83 m 118 kg 6 ft 18 st; 260.15 lb PRO
South Africa Mornay SMITH Prop 25 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 26 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 20 y/o 07/10/2002 - - - - PRO
South Africa Simphiwe MATANZIMA Prop 25 y/o 18/08/1997 1.82 m 111 kg 6 ft 17 st; 244.71 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Bismarck DU PLESSIS Hooker 38 y/o 22/05/1984 1.89 m 115 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO
South Africa Joe VAN ZYL Hooker 24 y/o 21/01/1999 1.84 m 105 kg 6 ft 16 st; 231.49 lb PRO
South Africa Johan GROBBELAAR Hooker 25 y/o 30/12/1997 1.82 m 98 kg 6 ft 15 st; 216.05 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Sidney TOBIAS Hooker 33 y/o 20/03/1989 1.76 m 101 kg 5 ft 9 in 15 st 12.67 lb; 222.67 lb PRO
South Africa Elrigh LOUW Lock 23 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 Jacques DU PLESSIS Lock 29 y/o 12/08/1993 2.01 m 125 kg 6 ft 7 in 19 st 9.58 lb; 275.58 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Janko SWANEPOEL Lock 23 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 Reinhardt LUDWIG Lock 20 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 24 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 24 y/o 01/05/1998 1.99 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Cyle BRINK Back row 29 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 Marco VAN STADEN Back row 27 y/o 25/08/1995 1.84 m 108 kg 6 ft 17 st; 238.10 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Mihlali MOSI Back row 26 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 Muller UYS Back row 24 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 31 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 25 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 22 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 20 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 25 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 23 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 26 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 24 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 28 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 Juan MOSTERT Fly-half 23 y/o 11/01/2000 1.93 m 92 kg 6 ft 4 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO
South Africa Morné STEYN Fly-half 38 y/o 11/07/1984 1.83 m 91 kg 6 ft 14 st; 200.62 lb PRO 2023
South Africa Chris SMIT Centre 27 y/o 01/08/1995 1.82 m 86 kg 6 ft 13 st; 189.60 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Harold VORSTER Centre 29 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 34 y/o 13/07/1988 1.83 m 95 kg 6 ft 14 st; 209.44 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Stedman GANS Centre 25 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 Wandisile SIMELANE Centre 24 y/o 21/03/1998 1.78 m 90 kg 5 ft 10 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Canan MOODIE Winger 20 y/o 05/11/2002 1.90 m 89 kg 6 ft 3 in 14 st 0.21 lb; 196.21 lb PRO 2027
South Africa Cornal HENDRICKS Winger 34 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 James VERITY-AMM Winger 28 y/o 08/06/1994 1.85 m 86 kg 6 ft 1 in 13 st 7.60 lb; 189.60 lb PRO
South Africa Kurt-Lee ARENDSE Winger 26 y/o 17/06/1996 1.80 m 84 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb PRO
South Africa S'Busiso NKOSI Winger 27 y/o 21/01/1996 1.81 m 97 kg 5 ft 11 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Stravino JACOBS Winger 22 y/o 21/02/2000 1.80 m 95 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO
South Africa David KRIEL Fullback 23 y/o 15/02/1999 1.94 m 100 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb PRO
South Africa Johan GOOSEN Fullback 30 y/o 27/07/1992 1.84 m 89 kg 6 ft 14 st; 196.21 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Sibongile NOVUKA Fullback 25 y/o 01/02/1998 1.92 m 97 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO

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 Cameron HANEKOM Back row 20 y/o 10/05/2002 1.92 m 98 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb ACADEMY
Afrique du sud Carlton BANIES Centre 20 y/o 21/08/2002 1.88 m 93 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb ACADEMY

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
South Africa Walt STEENKAMP Lock 27 PRO Gone to Japan
South Africa Marcell COETZEE Back row 31 PRO Gone to Kobelco Kobe Steelers until the end of the season but still engaged with the Bulls to 2027

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Seb LOMBARD - 20 years old
  • Oldest player : Bismarck DU PLESSIS - 38 years old
  • Average : 26 years old
  • Lightest player : Keagan JOHANNES - 75 kg
  • Heaviest player : Gerhard STEENEKAMP - 128 kg
  • Average weight : 102 kg