Akker van der Merwe rugby player
Akker van der Merwe rugby player

Akker van der Merwe

17th Jun 1991 1.78m/108kg Hooker

Bulls, Stormers and Lions stay in the hunt for Vodacom URC playoff spots

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Valuable bonus point victories ensured the Vodacom Bulls, DHL Stormers and Emirates Lions stayed in the quarter-finals race in the third last pool round of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, but unfortunately...

URC Round 16 Squad Announcements

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The teams for this weekend's Round 16 fixtures of the United Rugby Championship have been named with all details of match officials and broadcast information below.   TEAM NEWS HEADLINES   #DRAvSTO Chris...

Nortje, van Staden return as the Vodacom Bulls

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Director of Rugby, Jake White has made five changes to his side that will take on the Glasgow Warriors in round 16 of the 2023/24 Vodacom United Rugby Championship, to be played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium...

Match Preview: Blue Bulls Vs Munster Rugby

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Elrigh Louw captains the Vodacom Bulls and Six changes to the Munster side that faced Northampton as Shane Daly, Alex Kendellen, Conor Murray, Calvin Nash, Jack O’Donoghue and RG Snyman come...

Bulls duo set to notch up 50 caps

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Vodacom Bulls duo, Simphiwe Matanzima and Embrose Papier will both notch up their 50th caps in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship when the Tshwane-based outfit takes on Irish counterparts, Munster...

Saints vs Bulls | As it happened

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

5' Alex Mitchell gets held up in Bulls try zone   10' James Ramm leads and finishes a counter attack against Bulls and scores behind the posts   11' Fin Smith Converts   13' Cameron...

Louw returns as Vodacom Bulls change six for Leinster test

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls have made six changes to the match day 23 including that of Elrigh Louw who returns to the fold for the mammoth encounter against the table-topping Leinster in round 13 of the 2023/24...

Burger returns for Vodacom Bulls celebrations of origin versus the DHL Stormers

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls will celebrate 19 schools in its matchday 23 for round 11 of the 2023/24 Vodacom United Rugby Championship which is dedicated to rugby Origins of the franchise rugby ecosystem. The team...

Vodacom Bulls secure bonus-point victory over Emirates Lions

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls maintained strong Vodacom United Rugby Championship play-off hopes after beating the Emirates Lions 25-10 in Johannesburg. Jake White's team made it sevens wins from 10 league games...

Lions vs Bulls: The Top Performers

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 11 of the United Rugby Championship is well underway. Match day two got under way in Johannesburg as The Lions welcomed the inform Bulls in a mouthwatering South African derby. Although the match...