The Vodacom Bulls have confirmed the signing of exciting fullback David Kriel, whose move to Loftus see him reunite with his younger brother Richard.

The 21-year-old Kriel will officially join the Bulls from the Stormers on 1 November as part of Jake White’s rebuild strategy at the Pretoria franchise.

Standing at 1.94m tall and weighing in at 94kgs, Kriel is an ominous threat with ball in hand while his height becomes an obvious advantage when contesting the high ball. He is a hard-running physical back with an immense work rate.

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White, who will also take over as the Bulls’ Vodacom Super Rugby coach, says he expects big things from Kriel when rugby resumes.

‘David is a solid choice at fullback or centre so to have his signature not only bodes well for the Bulls but is also a sign that youngsters can see the value in joining us. I look forward to seeing him grow at the Bulls as he is destined for bigger things in his young career,’ said White.

Richard on the other hand says he is looking forward to hopefully play in the same team as his brother: ‘David is an amazing rugby player, but more importantly an overall lekker guy who will slot into the Bulls culture perfectly. He has had a huge impact on me, and I’m really glad we get to take these next steps together.’

‘This is great news, as we now get to put an end to the age old family debate about who’s our mum’s favourite,’ he added jokingly.

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