Springbok hooker, Akker van der Merwe has agreed to a three-year contract with the Vodacom Bulls which will see him run out at Loftus until June of 2026.
van der Merwe arrives at Loftus from Premiership side, the Sale Sharks whom he has run out for on 70 occasions, scoring 31 tries during his four years at the Greater Manchester club. The 32-year-old is no stranger to South African rugby, having applied his trade for the Leopards, Lions and Sharks in more than 128 matches in various competitions.
BBCo. Chief Executive Officer, Edgar Rathbone welcomed van der Merwe to the capital, earmarking his experience as a great addition to the roster.
“We are thrilled to have Akker join us and a player of his skill and calibre will be a wonderful addition for our franchise as we continue evolving and set our eyes on success across the various competitions,”
“He is also a well-travelled player that has continuously done well wherever he has played and that speaks of a resilient character that will be of great help to our younger players too. I know he is a player who is keen to give as much as he can, and his know-how will be invaluable for us,”
“We welcome him to the capital and hope that he will have a wonderful time running out with the herd in blue.”