The Junior World Cup winning lock is currently playing at the Golden Lions and will start camp in Pretoria on November 1st, 2012.
Willemse was one of the stand-outs in the Junior Boks team that won the IRB Junior World Championship earlier this year and at 127kg and 2.00m, will bring a lot of physicality to the Vodacom Bulls.
Commenting on the signing, Vodacom Bulls Head Coach, Frans Ludeke, said he was very impressed by what he saw of Willemse this far.
“He is clearly enjoying his rugby at the moment and one can see that in his efforts on the field. He is a big, strong man and loves the physical aspects of being a lock, something that should fit in perfectly at the Vodacom Bulls. We are delighted to get him on board and I believe he will do very well with us,” the coach said.
Physical: 127kg & 2.00m
DOB: 13 November 1992, Pretoria
Schools: Boerefort Primary (Pretoria), Monument HS (Krugersdorp)
MTN Lions – Vodacom Super Rugby 2012
SA Under-20 – IRB JWC – 2012
MTN Golden Lions – Absa Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup 2012
MTN Golden Lions – Absa Under-19 competition 2011
MTN Golden Lions – Craven Week – 2010
Namibia – Craven Week – 2009