Grobbies to remain a Bull beyond 2026

The Vodacom Bulls have secured the services of front rower, Johan Grobbelaar for another three years.

Grobbies – as he is affectionately known at Loftus – will continue to apply his trade in the capital until June 2027.

The junior Springbok alumni has notched up 123 club appearances ever since making his debut with the under-19’s back in 2016. A century (103) of those appearances has been in senior competitions as Grobbelaar has grown and evolved into being one of Loftus’ loved and revered players.

The Currie Cup winner says he feels fortunate to be offered the extended stay and looks forward to what promises to be a great couple of seasons ahead for all.

“I am looking forward to the next three years because the extension was an easy decision for me when you look at the talent we have in the squad and the exceptional coaches, management and great sponsors; this is really a great club to be playing rugby at,”

“I have been here for nine years and have had some great experiences and memorable highlights since arriving in 2016. Some great wins, some great tours, winning trophies, a cup here and there but the biggest highlight for me was earlier this year where – for the first time since I arrived – we managed to actually fill up Loftus, having all the support every weekend and the amazing support from our fans.”

He adds: “I do think that we have an incredible squad and a great team here at the Vodacom Bulls. I do think that we do have unfinished business and I really believe that we are closer to winning major trophies and the next couple of seasons are going to be massive and it is going to be great for players, the supporters and the sponsors; so I am looking forward to a great couple of seasons ahead.”

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