Blue Bulls Rugby Union Press Release:
The Vodacom Bulls are excited to welcome experienced prop Jacques van Rooyen, aka Policeman, who will join the Blue Bulls Rugby Union with immediate effect.
The 33-year-old loosehead prop best epitomises the term ‘late bloomer’ as he only signed his first professional contract with the Emirates Lions back in 2013 and blossomed into a mainstay amongst the front rowers, featuring in all three Vodacom Super Rugby finals played by the Lions.
Van Rooyen, affectionately known as the Policeman due to his association with Pretoria Police rugby club, explored his options overseas and turned out for Bath and the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes before returning to South Africa.
Van Rooyen’s experience will also add immensely in mentoring the younger loosehead props while his effective scrummaging technique and incredible mobility will bolster the Vodacom Bulls as Director of Rugby, Jake White, continues to add firepower to his squad.