Bulls secure signing of Springbok utility back Gio Aplon

Gio Aplon has played 17 Tests for South Africa between 2010 and 2012
Gio Aplon has played 17 Tests for South Africa between 2010 and 2012
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Bulls can confirmed the signing of South Africa international Gio Aplon from Japanese side Toyota Verblitz.

In a statement released by the club, they confirmed that the 37-year-old will link up with the squad in June or as soon as he heads back to South Africa.

Aplon started his professional rugby debut with Western Province in 2005 with his Super Rugby debut for Stormers coming two years later.

After spending nine years with the South African province, he shifted to French club Grenoble in 2014 before his association with Toyota Verblitz started in 2017. He has the experience of featuring for South Africa Sevens before his Test debut for the Springboks came in 2010 and played 17 games for them with his last appearance coming in 2012.

“The Vodacom Bulls have always been a formidable force in the rugby world," Aplon told.

"I have always had a great deal of respect for the brand and what it has achieved, and I am truly looking forward to running out at Loftus.

"Coach Jake has an amazing vision and plan for the team, and I am just honoured that he wants me as part of it. I look forward to making the #BullsFamily proud.”

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