Cape Town – Centre Burger Odendaal will be the Bulls’ captain during next year’s Super Rugby competition, with prop Trevor Nyakane serving as vice-captain.
This was confirmed by the Pretoria franchise at their annual awards ceremony in Pretoria on Tuesday night.
Odendaal, who has played for the Bulls since 2013, also won the Super Rugby Back of the Year award.
The 26-year-old takes over the captain’s armband from Handre Pollard, who led the Bulls for most of the 2019 Super Rugby season in the injury-enforced absence of Lood de Jager.
Pollard, who was named Bulls Player of of the Year, has left the team to play for Montpellier in France.
The Bulls open their 2020 Super Rugby campaign away against the Sharks in Durban on January 31.
Bulls awards winners for 2019:
U19 Player of the Year: Richard Kriel
U21 Forward of the Year: Hanru Sirgel
U21 Back of the Year: Wian van Niekerk
U21 Player of the Year: Muller Uys
SuperSport Challenge Player of the Year: Ruan Nortje
Currie Cup Player of the Year: Tim Agaba
Super Rugby Forward of the Year: Trevor Nyakane
Super Rugby Back of the Year: Burger Odendaal
Super Rugby Player of the Year: Duane Vermeulen
BBCo Employee of the Year: Collen Khoza
Forever Faster Award: Cornal Hendricks
ISUZU Award: Lizo Gqoboka
AFGRI Award: Simphiwe Matanzima
Player of the Year: Handre Pollard
– Compiled by Herman Mostert