Willie le Roux confirms homecoming with Bulls contract

Willie le Roux confirms homecoming with Bulls contract

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux is back in South Africa after penning a new contract with the Blue Bulls.

The mercurial playmaker has been playing his trade with Toyota Verblitz in Japan for the last four seasons. Late on Tuesday evening, Le Roux confirmed his new home.

"The versatile World Cup-winning backline player joins the Vodacom Bulls on a three-year contract that will see him stay at the capital until June 2026," confirmed a statement from the Pretoria franchise.

"Although Le Roux's contract runs from July 01, he will only arrive at Loftus once the Springboks conclude their Rugby World Cup campaign.

"Since making his debut for the national team in 2013, Le Roux has been a constant pick in the national camp. He was nominated for the world player of the year award back in 2014. Known for his game management with a poised counter-attacking game that is sure to benefit the herd in the upcoming 2023/24 campaigns."

Edgar Rathbone, BBCo. Chief Executive Officer, is thrilled to have Le Roux's vast experience at the Bulls.

"Willie is a world-class player with so much experience behind him," said Rathbone.

"Our stable is sure to benefit from having a player with more than 83 caps for his national side. Moreover, we believe that his wealth of experience will really add more stability to our backline.

"We are continuing with our ambitions of putting together a squad that can help us not only challenge but go for the crowns whilst playing some entertaining rugby and he is a player that falls into classification. We are all confident that his versatility will be appreciated by both the young and the wise."

Le Roux joins a potent Bulls backline that includes the likes of Springboks Kurt-Lee Arendse, Canan Moodie, Sbu Nkosi and Cornal Hendricks.