Updated: Mar 21
The Tel Aviv Heat, will tour South Africa during March 2022 and play three matches against ABE Midas Naka Bulls, Northam Rhinos and the Loftus 200 invitational Squad!
According to Mr Willem Strauss, President of the Blue Bulls Rugby Union, this is a great opportunity to reward the best semi-professional players in the Bulls club structures.
“Club rugby is a priority of our administration and in which all of our stakeholders, shareholders, Jake White, Edgar Rathbone, and sponsors, etc. have bought into”
The Tel Aviv Heat has a number of South Africans players such as Josh Strauss and Nic Groom, among others. The team is also coached by a South African, Kevin Musikanth, who led the Ikeys to Varsity Cup glory in 2014.
According to Musikanth: “It’s truly fantastic to be able to be invited by the Blue Bulls Rugby Union to tour and give our talented squad exposure in one of the strongest rugby regions globally. This will be an amazing momentum-builder for our new franchise as we prepare for the upcoming Rugby Europe Super Cup season.
“We cannot wait to play against top clubs and, of course, the opportunity to play against the Loftus 200 team as a tour finale. We are very grateful for this opportunity from the Blue Bulls Rugby Union.”
The teams will contest the Robert Denton Cup in honour of the late Blue Bulls Rugby Union administrator who recently passed away.
Tel Aviv Heat Itinerary: 19 March versus Northam Rhinos at Northam 23 March versus ABE Midas Naka Bulle at Naka Bulle 26 March versus Loftus 200 at Loftus Versfeld