Bulls invest in their future
July 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
The so called poachers have done it again. The Bulls have signed a total of 26 players from this years Craven Week, including 15 players from outside the union. Five of these players played for Western Province at this year’s tournament.
Read the article here http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Bulls-sign-top-school-stars-20120717.
Interesting to read the comments at the bottom of the above mentioned article. Some user named marnusnoval only had this to say: “Pffft typical”
Typical of what, who where?
Another user said that in a few years’ time we will here nothing of some of these players, which is true.
I remember way back in Standard 8 (Grade 10 for some of you) we started out as a class of nearly sixty hope fulls willing to take on mathematics at Higher Grade level. That number was reduced to just over thirty at the end of the year and we were only twenty who wrote the final exam in Grade 12.
Not all 26 of these players will run out for the Bulls in two years’ time. Not even all of them will be able make a career out of rugby. Next year will see another bunch of hope fulls being recruited by the Bulls as well as every other union, all of them hoping to be Springboks one day. The sad reality is that, in an environment as competitive as ours, only one or two, if any, of these players will one day become a Springbok.
If ten of them make the Bulls’ Super Rugby squad one day it will be a good return of investment. The rest will either move one to smaller unions or will be snatched up by the Sharks, WP or an overseas club and they’ll be able to still make a good living out of rugby. They can even become test players through these avenues as well.
The future looks good for Bulls rugby. It shows that they will be able to benefit from the great Craven Week the union enjoyed and stock up on talent.
Now, we must tend to the small matter of beating the ‘Saders in Christchurch.