One of the brightest young stars in SA rugby at the moment, Jan Serfontein, has extended his contract with the Blue Bulls.
Voted IRB Junior World Championship player-of-the-year in 2012, Serfontein, still only 19, is pure class, being able to mix both power and finesse into his game.
Bulls High Performance Manager Xander Janse van Rensburg, was understandably delighted to secure the extension:
“We have built a very good relationship with Jan since he was a schoolboy and I am happy to see him continuing his career in Pretoria. We obviously rate his ability as a player very high, but we are also delighted to secure someone who is a wonderful team player and human being.”
Born in Port Elizabeth, but schooled at that amazing South African rugby factory, Grey College in Bloemfontein, Serfontein said it was an easy decision:
“Home is where the heart is and I am very happy in Pretoria. The Bulls rugby family is indeed a special one and their work ethic commendable, something I want to be part of for the next couple of years.”
In a nutshell:
Full name: Jan Lodewyk Serfontein
Date of birth: 15 April 1993 (age 19)
Place of birth: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)
Weight: 97 kg (15 st 4 lb)
School: Grey College, Bloemfontein