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Boland powerhouse Jason Kriel joins Blue Bulls

2010 SA Rugby player Jason Kriel. Former Dirkie Uys Hoërskool (Moorreesburg) pupil Jason Kriel has signed a two-year contract to play for the Blue Bulls in 2012 and 2013.

The 19 year old center/wing has been playing for Boland U18 team in the 2011 Craven Week.

Jason Kriel Blue Bull 2012 Jason Kriel Blou Bulletjie 2012

Top billing goes to Dirkie Uys's visit to Porterville. The Tigers' powerful backline, spearheaded by mighty Jason Kriel, whose five tries made him the joint top try scorer at the Craven Week in Kimberley.

Numerous South African Schools players, but also a good representation of local talent is amongst the 34 players who signed junior contracts with the Blue Bulls Company Pty (Ltd) for the 2012 season and will be available to the numerous Blue Bulls representative sides next year.

Amongst them are the highly-rated Jason Kriel, who is seen by most pundits as the top scoring schools wing in the country, as well as Blue Bulls teammate Dalton Kannemeyer and Burger Odendaal, who played for the Blou Bulletjie side that beat France Under-19 in a recent Two Hemispheres international at Bosmont and Konka.

The Blue Bulls u.19 team will play in the Two Hemispheres tournaments in Bosmont, Johannesburg and Konka, Rustenburg in the next two weeks.

The tournament was started by the Jules Verne French School in Johannesburg and invite three local teams and three regional teams from France to play rugby and strengthen cultural ties.

French regions Languedoc, Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur and Rhône-Alpes will join the Blue Bulls, Golden Lions and Raiders Invitational teams for matches.


Blue Bulls The Blue Bulls team to play Languedoc at 14h40 on Sunday at the Bill Jardine Stadium in Bosmont is: Juan Smit, Jason Kriel, Jade Stighling, Burger Odendaal, Niel Meyer, Dalton Kannemeyer, Jerome Bastick, Nicolaas Immelman, Ferdi Horn, Leneve Damons, Philip du Preez, Jacques du Plessis, Neethling Fouché, Jacques Taylor, Justin Forwood. Replacements: Hamish Herd, Jan Enslin, Gerrit Engelbrecht, Kirk Pretorius, Kafensi Mahlo, Clinton Swart, Jacques Rossouw, Andrew Beerwinkel.


Sunday, 8 April

Venue: Bill Jardine Stadium,  Bosmont (Raiders)

13.00: Golden Lions vs Rhône-Alpes
14.30: Blue Bulls vs Languedoc
16.00: Raiders vs Provence- Alpes Côte d’Azur

Wednesday, 11 April

Venue: University of Johannesburg (UJ) Stadium

13.00: Raiders vs Languedoc
14-30: Golden Lions vs Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur
16.00: Blue Bulls vs Rhône-Alpes

Saturday, 14 April

Venue: Hoërskool Bekker in Magaliesburg

09.00: Blue Bulls vs Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur
10.30: Raiders vs Rhône-Alpes
12.00: Golden Lions vs Languedoc