The last few weeks have been a roller-coaster of emotion for the #BullsFamily, and for SA Rugby in general for that matter, with a host of new player announcements and a few exits, such is the nature of the game and the industry.
The Vodacom Bulls today (Wednesday 20 May) confirmed that fullback Warrick Gelant has opted not to renew his contract and to further his career in Cape Town with the DHL Stormers. Gelant’s current contract expires at the end of July, and as always, he has been open and transparent about his planning and his options.
The 25-year-old World Cup winner, who also happens to celebrate his birthday today, joined the Vodacom Bulls in 2014 and quickly became a crowd favorite with his devastating attack and electrifying steps.
Gelant humbly expressed his gratitude to the #BullsFamily for all that they have done to assist in building his career thus far, “I sincerely hope to maintain the friendships that I have built here over the years. I arrived here as a young man with big dreams, and the people around me assisted me to build my career and most importantly to live my dreams. I sincerely would like to thank each and every individual for making my time here special, from the coaches and players, to the management and admin staff. It feels strange saying goodbye after all these years. Loftus was my home, and the people at the Bulls were my family, but time has come for me to move on and enter a new phase of my life.”
Jake White, Director of Rugby, wished Gelant well with his future, “Warrick is an amazing player, and there is no doubt that he will excel wherever he goes. It’s sad to see him go and we would have loved to keep him at Loftus, but we fully understand his decision and wish him all of the best with his rugby journey ahead.”