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The Vodacom Bulls are pleased to announce the signing of former Junior Springbok lock, Ruan Vermaak, who is set to be the latest recruit at Loftus Versfeld.

The 23-year-old will join the Vodacom Bulls effectively from July 1 in what will be the beginning of a three-year journey with the Tshwane-based side.

Vermaak is a former SA Schools ‘A’ player and was part of the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg before joining Japanese side, NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes, in 2021, where he has been under the tutelage of former Springbok and Vodacom Bulls player, and emirates Lions coach, Johan Ackermann. He is known as a hard-working individual and brings with him versatility which has seen him not only play at lock, but also feature in the loose-forwards.

“We are excited to have a young, talented and versatile player like Ruan Vermaak joining our ranks as we continue to build and strengthen our squad,” said Vodacom Bulls director of rugby, Jake White.

“We have no doubt that Ruan will add immense value to the team and the future of Vodacom Bulls rugby. We are also confident that he will continue to grow to become one of the top rugby players in South Africa.”


Photo credit: SA Rugby

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