End of the line for Jaco Pretorius

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content on 26 Oct 2011 at 07:00
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Bulls centre Jaco Pretorius has been forced to call time on his rugby career after failing to recover from a chronic back injury that has seen him sidelined for most of the current season.

The 32-year-old, who has played two test for the Springboks, along with his 48 Super Rugby games and 87 provincial appearances for both the Bulls and Lions has apparently received medical advice that it would be best for him to hang up his boots, after re-injuring his back during rehabilitation. Pretorius confirms that it’s not an easy decision to make, after a 14-year career.

We’d like to wish Jaco all the best for the future.


  • Good luck with your future undertakings. Hope everything works out for the better.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.10.11 07:04:08 by JarsonX Reply
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  • I always liked this guy a lot when he played for the Lions. Can’t say he ever did much for me as a Bull… Or for anyone else, I suppose.

    Enjoy retirement lad. Not like you ever needed the money anyway.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.10.11 07:27:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • It’s never a nice thing when a player retires due to injury but he has had a good career.

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.10.11 07:36:24 by war1 Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : True that.

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.10.11 07:39:49 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Jaco Pretorius, a good old Gelofte boy.

    He’s exceeded expectations during his rugby career and no one can ever accuse him of underachieving. 🙂

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.10.11 07:50:55 by beet Reply
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  • He was becomming a very good player at the Lions but seemed to be very injury prone at the Bulls and could never regain the form he was starting to show.

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.10.11 08:11:21 by SheldonK Reply

  • Cheers Jaco, was a bit of a fan in your Lions days.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.10.11 08:23:37 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Isn’t Jacos family super rich?Chin up boyks, enjoy the rugby from the penthouse.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.10.11 08:24:21 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Any player would have looked good during the time he was with the Lions.I agree with sentiments he lost form over at the Bulls for whatever reason.

    Thanks Jaco for the time you put in at the Lions and your brief contribution too Bok rugby.

    All the best on your future endeavours.

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.10.11 08:29:12 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 8) : correct… comes from PROPER money that lad

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.10.11 08:37:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! (Comment 9) :

    Poor man played next to Wynand Olivier… he never saw the ball. He could have been in great form for all we knew he just didn’t get a chance to display it.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.10.11 08:38:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) :

    Agreed .. Now there is a player I’m stoked I’ll never see in a Bok jersey again ..

    @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    Must have made the decision a tad easier then I assume.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.10.11 08:43:29 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

  • @CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! (Comment 12) : definitely… I’d also retire if I could afford to 🙂

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.10.11 09:03:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Winning!

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.10.11 09:03:52 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply

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