Richard Ferguson

Bulls building to next year


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 2 Nov 2010 at 11:15
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The Vodacom Blue Bulls have contracted their players who will make up the majority of their Super 15 squad next year.

Most notably is the new signing of Currie Cup Player of the Year Bjorn Basson, who has been in amazing form and will no doubt be a targeted man in the first year of the extended competition. He has scored a new record 21 tries in the Currie Cup this season, and will be looking to adding to his Super Rugby tally he started at the Cheetahs.

Players who are no longer contracted include JL Potgieter, who has moved to the Sharks, Jaco Engels, who made his move to vastly talented group of players at the EP Kings and Wilhelm Steenkamp, who is now at the Cheetahs.

Out of the squad of 47 players, there are an astonishing 19 Springbok players, one of which will soon become the highest test capped player for South Africa, Victor Matfield.

Bulls squad: Gurthrö Steenkamp, Dean Greyling, Corné Fourie, Morné Mellett, Werner Kruger, Frik Kirsten, Bees Roux, Rossouw de Klerk, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Gary Botha, Henri Bantjes, Zane Botha, Bakkies Botha, Danie Rossouw, Flip van der Merwe, Bêrend Botha, Victor Matfield, Juandré Kruger, Fudge Mabeta, Cornell Hess, Derick Kuün, Deon Stegmann, Okkie Kruger, Marnus Schoeman, Vincent Gwavu, Dewald Potgieter, Tendayi Chikukwa, Pierre Spies, Gerrit-Jan van Velze, Dustin Jinka, Francois Hougaard, Fourie du Preez, Ruan Snyman, Morné Steyn, Francois Brummer, Marnitz Boshoff, Wynand Olivier, Stefan Watermeyer, Jaco Pretorius, Stephan Dippenaar, Bjorn Basson, John Mametsa, Akona Ndungane, Vainon Willis, Gerhard van den Heever, Jaco van der Westhuyzen, Zane Kirchner.



25 Comments

  • Certainly appear to have their ducks in a row in Snor City. :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.11.10 11:20:40 by McLovin Reply
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  • Wtf is all those no-names??!

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.11.10 11:26:47 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • Bees Roux in the squad?????????

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.11.10 11:28:07 by Ben Reply
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  • Whose parents name their child Okkie??!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.11.10 11:29:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Rich, I have the U/19 and U/21′s from them too if you want.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.11.10 11:36:04 by Morné Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : Probably Ockert

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.11.10 11:38:39 by war1 Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : And Bêrend? What’s wrong with just plain old Barend? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.11.10 11:41:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 7) : Maybe he’s an Aussie?

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.11.10 11:43:09 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 8) : Maybe. :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.11.10 11:45:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • Interesting from the BB U/19 squad only 7 players are Blue Bulls…

    5 are from WP
    4 from Pumas
    3 from Boland
    4 from Eastern Cape
    2 from KZN…

    And a couple from other provinces.

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.11.10 11:52:11 by Morné Reply
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  • apparently the the lions have secured the services of Lionel Mapoe

    Bloemfontein. – Die Springbok Sewes-speler Lionel Mapoe is nou amptelik ‘n Lions-speler. Dit is vanoggend aan OFM Sport bevestig deur ‘n betroubare bron binne die Lions Rugbyunie. Volgens die bron, is Mapoe lank genoeg as ‘n sokker bal gebruik en dat hulle na sy belange sal omsien. Mapoe, die Cheetahs en die Sharks is die afgelope paar maande in ‘n kontraktuele dispuut gewikkel. Die Cheetahs het volgehou dat hulle ‘n geldige kontrak met Mapoe het, en ten spyte van ‘n arbitrasie bevel en later ‘n bevel deur die hooggeregshof in Bloemfontein, het Mapoe steeds geweier om na die Cheetahs terug te keer. Hy het hom gister by die Lions aangesluit. Die Vrystaat Rugbyunie kon nie vir kommentaar bereik word nie.

    sorry its in afrikaans …. :twisted:

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.11.10 11:53:24 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Can they confirm Bees in their squad?

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.11.10 11:54:39 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 12) :

    Yes.

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.11.10 11:55:38 by Morné Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 11) : Wat de hel??????????????????

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.11.10 11:55:41 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 13) : Ok. I’ll leave it at that then.

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.11.10 11:56:17 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 14) :

    yes im in agreement about that .. i think .. in a years time he will find a loophole in his contract and move on to sharks/WP and the lions will be left with a huge hole n there pockets …

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.11.10 12:02:50 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 16) : Free State would had to have agreed to the transfer fee, and remember he still has an appeal against the high court ruling to go back to Bloem. There is a lot more to this story.

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.11.10 12:06:06 by war1 Reply
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  • Mapoe a Lion?What the hell, and what happened to the Sharks salary he has been pulling

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.11.10 12:10:41 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 18) : Told u guys about a week or two back, but ja… :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.11.10 12:15:43 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 19) :

    You called it Icey.. wel gedaan jonge dame..

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.11.10 12:21:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 19) : Why didn’t you write an article then? ;-)

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.11.10 12:22:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 21) : was told it was a fart in a hurricane! :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.11.10 12:27:45 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 22) :

    its is .. it will cause chaos and it already smells bad …

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.11.10 12:38:38 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 6) : How is Ockert better than Okkie?

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.11.10 12:56:29 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 24) : Okkie goed genoeg nie?

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.11.10 14:01:08 by Original Champion Reply
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