Jesse Kriel’s fight back to fitness – Part 4: Return to action


In the final instalment of a four-part series, Springbok centre JESSE KRIEL explains how he felt when making his comeback in a huge game for the Bulls.

PART 1: Injury & operation

Part 2: On my feet again

Part 3: Inspired by Caster

I made my return from injury in the Bulls’ Super Rugby quarter-final against the Hurricanes in Wellington, which was a big occasion.

I was very confident in all the hard work we had put in and had a great week of preparation.

Coach Pote Human also backed me 100%. He communicated with me throughout the injury layoff time, which was great.

The ankle felt great and I played the full 80 minutes, which was amazing!

Watch below: Kriel break leads to early Bulls try