Spies extends Bulls stay
Blue Bulls and Springboks number eight Pierre Spies has extended his contract with the Pretoria outfit until November 2015.
Spies, who is the Bulls' current Super Rugby captain, said it was an easy decision to make.
"The Blue Bulls is my rugby home and also the environment in which I grew up," he told the Blue Bulls' official website.
It will be an honour to call it my rugby home for the next three years again. I hope I can help write a memorable and successful part of the Bulls history during this time."
Blue Bulls CEO Barend van Graan also welcomed the news.
"Pierre is a second generation Bulls player and has already left a legacy with us," he said.
"To have Pierre around for the next three years, a period in which we aim to re-enforce ourselves as a team of excellence, is wonderful news and I am pretty sure our supporters will be very happy about this."
Bulls coach Frans Ludeke also expressed his delight.
"Pierre is a senior player and a leader who will have to carry a lot of responsibility in our vision and aim to once again become a title-winning team next season and beyond," he explained.
"I could not have asked for a better role model, person or player to help us become champions again."