Kruger To Join Scarlets After Super Rugby

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd has confirmed the release of Werner Kruger, who will join the Scarlets in Wales at the completion of the Super Rugby competition in July.  The prop signed a three year deal with the Welsh team.  High Performance Manager says:  ‘Werner is a true stalwart for the Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls over many seasons.  He has played over 100 Currie Cup matches and over 100 Vodacom Super Rugby matches so far for us, the only player ever to do that.  We can only thank him for many years of loyal service.  We know he will still give his best till his last second on the field for us, but also want to wish him the best in the next stage of his career.’

Kruger says he is looking for a different challenge in his career:  ‘I achieved so much with this special team and hopefully can win another Super Rugby title with them this year.  I played all my rugby here since leaving school, became a Springbok, won Super Rugby titles and a Currie Cup and made friends for life, but the option with Scarlets is the right one for me at this stage of my career.  I always wanted to play abroad and this offer comes at the right time.  I know I still have something to offer the Bulls this season and then help Scarlets in their drive to improve as a team.’