Bulls, Lions, Cheetahs and Leopards named

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 28 Jul 2009 at 15:54
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At least half of the Currie Cup coaches have got their ducks in a row this week and named their teams early. Needless to say, John Plumtree is not one of them!

The Bulls have been forced to make a change at blindside flank, with Gerrit-Jan van Velze coming in for the injured Dewald Potgieter. Returning from injury this week are Pedrie Wannenberg, Deon Stegmann and Burton Francis, all of whom will play off the wood. There’s been a bit of a cull on the bench with Jaco Engels, Fudge Mabeta and Francois Hougaardt all getting the chop. Young Stephan Dippenaar has been elevated from the under 21s, while Ruan Snyman will cover for Heini Adams at scrumhalf.

Blue Bulls: 15 Tiger Mangweni; 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Marius Delport; 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Heini Adams; 8 Dries van Schalkwyk, 7 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 6 Jacques Burger, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Derick Kuün (capt), 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp. Reserves: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Pedrie Wannenburg, 19 Deon Stegmann, 20 Ruan Snyman, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Stephan Dippenaar.

The Lions have Griquas at home, which should be one of the games of the round. All the big names that were rested last week are now back, with Baywatch Grobbellar leading the side and Herkie Kruger back at flyhalf. Earl Rose shifts to fullback, Alwyn Hollenbach to outside centre and Johan Jackson comes in at left wing for Henno Mentz.

Lions: 15 Earl Rose; 14 Dusty Noble. 13 Alwyn Hollenbach, 12 Walter Venter, 11 Johan Jackson; 10 Herkie Kruger, 9 Jano Vermaak; 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Franco van der Merwe, 6 Baywatch Grobbelaar (capt), 5 Willem Stoltz, 4 Nico Luus, 3 Gert Muller, 2 Hans van Dyk, 1 JC van Rensburg. Reserves: 16 Derek Harwood, 17 Kevin Buys, 18 Johan Snyman, 19 Derek Minnie, 20 Chris Jonck, 21 Rouan Cloete, 22 Henno Mentz.

The Cheetahs have once again brought in Jongi Nokwe for Lionel Mapoe at left wing. Promising openside flank Johan Wessels is injured and has been replaced by former Griqua Frans Viljoen. Lock Izak van der Westhuizen comes onto the bench.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Corné Uys, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Tertius Carse, 8 Francois Uys, 7 Hendro Scholtz (capt), 6 Frans Viljoen, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Nico Breedt, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez. Reserves: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Izak van der Westhuizen, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 JP Joubert, 21 Louis Strydom, 22 JW Jonker.

Former Free State Vodacom Cup centre Berndt Theissinger (whose brother Adriaan is at the Sharks Academy) will start in the Leopards number 12 jersey this week. The previous holder, Japie Nel, was red-carded for a spot of ball-groping against the Lions and has been dropped from the squad, as he’s odd-on to receive a lengthy ban. Former Sharks Vodacom Cup winger Danie Dames drops out of the squad this week, while Thabo Mamojele, on loan to the Leopards from the Sharks, will look to get some much-needed gametime off the bench.

Leopards: 15 Jean Tiedt; 14 Jovan Bowles, 13 Deon van Rensburg, 12 Berndt Theissinger, 11 Jan van Zyl; 10 Clayton Durand, 9 Michael Bondesio; 8 RW Kember, 7 Wilhelm Koch (capt), 6 Bennie Adams, 5 Anthonie Gronum, 4 Ligtoring Landman, 3 Philip Lemmer, 2 Gavin Williamson, 1 Nardus Lombard. Reserves: 16 Pellow van der Westhuizen, 17 Os van der Walt, 18 Rudi Mathee, 19 Thabo Mamojele, 20 Theo van Wyk, 21 Basil de Doncker, 22 Bom Samaai.


  • WP squad has been named for this weekend aswell. Duane Vermeulen is back from injury and will start at 7.

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.07.09 17:44:52 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 1) : oh has it?

    I’ll go look for it

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.07.09 17:56:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Janno Vermaak is out for the Lions. Jonck starts with Freddie van Zyl coming onto the bench.

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.07.09 11:19:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Vermaak took a heavy tackle in the match against the Leopards and I’m not surprised that he’s got mild concussion. That team of ours shows nine changes from the one that played against the Leopards.

    Also, some other news, I re-branded my site, it’s now called

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.07.09 21:08:02 by walter van Reply

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  • @walter van (Comment 4) : nice work sir! It looks great. I’ll update my link

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.07.09 21:26:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    I’m hoping it opens doors for closer ties with the union.

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.07.09 21:46:41 by walter van Reply

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  • @walter van (Comment 6) : good plan. Why not update your username here?

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.07.09 22:07:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    I will as soon as I remember how to…LOL!

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.07.09 22:14:41 by walter van Reply

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  • want me to do it?

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : You’re not just a pretty face, you’re a nice guy too!

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.07.09 08:00:04 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 10) : sounds like you have a wee crush on me :-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.07.09 08:17:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    Rodylan has the face only a mother could love!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.07.09 08:27:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : I’m going to be the bigger man here…. oh, wait… silly me! :)

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : :evil: :evil:

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