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Eight Boks in Bulls side to take on Cheetahs

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, In the news, Super 14 on 28 Jan 2009 at 14:01

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made 13 changes to the team that lost to the Lions in a warm-up last Saturday, for Friday night’s match against the Cheetahs in Polokwane.

Sapa reports that it is Ludeke’s strongest available team and includes eight Springboks. The three Springboks that faced the Lions, Danie Rossouw, Chiliboy Ralepelle and Pedrie Wannenburg, won’t start on Friday. Rossouw and Ralepelle are on the enlarged bench of 11 players while Wannenburg is not in the squad.

The only two players that ran on against the Lions are Marius Delport, who is now back at centre, and Werner Kruger.

Jaco Pretorius was the coaches’ first choice at outside centre but because of a niggling calf injury, a call on his availability to play from the bench will only be made later this week.

Team doctor Org Strauss said on Wednesday Pretorius has recovered from his back injury but his calf is still troubling him.

Delport, who filled in as centre last season, will now again partner Wynand Olivier in the midfield with fullback Zane Kirchner and Springbok wings Akona Ndungane and Bryan Habana forming a potent back three.

Among the forwards Dewald Potgieter gets the nod as Pierre Spies and Deon Stegmann’s partner in the loose trio while Derick Kuun is preferred to Ralepelle as hooker.

Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, Marius Delport, Wynand Olivier, Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez, Pierre Spies, Dewald Potgieter, Deon Stegmann, Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, Werner Kruger, Derick Kuun, Gurthro Steenkamp
Replacements: Chiliboy Ralepelle, Frik Kirsten, Dean Greyling, Danie Rossouw, Heini Adams, Burton Francis, Wayne Julies, Gerhard van den Heever, Braam Gerber/Jaco Pretorius, Jacques Burger, Wilhelm Steenkamp


  • I think the Cheetahs are going to have their hands full.

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.01.09 14:07:16 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Marius Delport???

    How he still manages to make the Bulls side is beyond me… :shock:

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.01.09 14:09:08 by wpw Reply
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  • that loose trio amazes me. Are Stegmann and Potgieter really the Bulls first choice flanks now? Nowhere near good enough.

    Potgieter in particular has HUGE discipline issues.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.01.09 14:09:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : Petoors is injured… Would you prefer JP Nel?

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.01.09 14:10:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Well, to be honest I think JP Nel wouldn’t be a bad bet when they play us.

    Guaranteed yellow card!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.01.09 14:11:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    Ludeke is selecting the side, what do you expect?? :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.01.09 14:12:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : So you say the Stormers prefer to play against 14 men… :roll:

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.01.09 14:23:46 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 7) :

    my broe hoeko is jy soe op my case??? :cry:

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.01.09 14:37:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : Its because they’re nervous of the very real threat that the Stomers impose.
    2009 is the year of the STORMERS!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.01.09 14:58:47 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 9) :

    Ja I know… I wanna be here on Saturday 14 Feb after the Stormers vs Sharks game.

    Hulle gat lekker krokodil trane tjank!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.01.09 15:04:27 by wpw Reply
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