WP reel in Bulls duo

WP have signed Blue Bulls U18 Craven Week stars eighthman Steven Meiring and flyhalf Ryno Eksteen for next season.


While the Bulls will be chuffed with their signing of Baby Bok and WP junior flyhalf Handre Pollard, they have lost two of their Craven Week players to the Cape union.

Meiring and Eksteen, both based at Affies, will make the rare trek down south as they’ve both signed one-year junior contracts with WP.

Bulls U18 head coach Riaan Brandt confirmed the news.

‘Steven and Ryno will leave at the end of the year,’ Brandt told keo.co.za’s Schoolboy Derby. ‘I think they will both do well and will get their opportunities at a more professional level.

‘Steven has been part of our impressive forward displays at Craven Week, while Ryno has shown his class in our two wins so far. Especially against the Pumas, where he controlled the game and backline well and scored 16 points in our 36-10 win.’

By Gareth Duncan, in Port Elizabeth