Bulls have confirmed the signing of South Africa international Duane Vermeulen for the 2019 season.
The 32-year-old will make a return to the South African province after featuring for Toulon and Kubota Spears in the last three years and has also represented Cheetahs and Stormers in the past since his debut that came in 2005.
Vermeulen made his debut for Springboks in 2012 and has gone on to play 42 Tests for the green and gold with his last appearance coming during the summer series win over England.
He missed out the entire Rugby Championship tournament but has returned back to the national squad for the autumn internationals.
“2019 is going to be a massive year for us,” said Vermeulen.
“And I’m keen on starting it with an impact at Loftus. The Bulls have always been a team that I have respected and I’m looking forward to joining the family.”
Blue Bulls high performance manager Xander Janse van Rensburg expressed his delight on the securing the services of Vermeulen.
“Duane is an amazing rugby player, and is well respected around the world.
“We firmly believe that his abrasive style of play and experience will add immense value to our Super Rugby campaign next year. At the age of 32, he is a seasoned veteran, that just gets better with every season.”