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Blue Bulls bolster bench


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content on 21 Jul 2011 at 09:14
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Bulls coach Pine Pienaar will no doubt be ruing the lack of options at his disposal, as he names an unchanged starting fifteen for his side’s second Currie Cup clash of the season, against the Cheetahs at Loftus.

Pienaar’s side looked horribly underdone, particularly amongst the forwards, against the Sharks last Saturday, in a match which they lost by 35 points to 16. Props Corne Fourie and Rossouw de Klerk struggled against an equally young Sharks front row, while there was little sign of any fire or aggression from the more experienced men on the park, such as Gary Botha, Juandre Kruger and Dewald Potgieter.

Without the luxury of other players pushing for places, the new coach has little option but to persevere with what he’s got, but has at least been able to strengthen his squad a little, through the return of scrumhalf Ruan Snyman and prop Frik Kirsten. Both players are making a gradual comeback to the game after injury and have been included on the reserve bench this week, with the likes of Lohan Jacobs and Juan Schoeman dropping back to the under 21 side.

Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Stephan Dippenaar, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Akona Ndungane, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Dustin Jinka, 8 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Derick Kuün, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Fudge Mabeta, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Gary Botha (captain), 1 Corné Fourie.
Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Okkie Kruger, 19 CJ Stander, 20 Ruan Snyman, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Francois Venter.



16 Comments

  • I wont put money on this game but I think the Bulle might just lose their 2nd game. :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.07.11 09:16:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan ‘True Blue’ Smit, 13 Corné Uys, 12 Andries Strauss (capt), 11 Rayno Benjamin, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Lappies Labuschagné, 6 Johan Wessels, 5 Waltie Vermeulen, 4 Francois Uys, 3 WP Nel, 2 PW van Vuuren, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.

    Substitutes: 16 Michael van Vuuren, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Izak van der Westhuizen, 19 Pieter Myburgh, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Philip Snyman, 22 Philip Burger.

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.07.11 09:31:21 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Not sure who I went with on SB but I hope it was the Cheetahs.

    Bulls will have quite a bit of ground to make up once the Boks not going to the RWC return.

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.07.11 09:37:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Eina we have the worst currie cup draw EVER!!!! :cry: the sharkies pretty much smashed us to pieces…now we have the impossible task of playing the cheetahs at loftus why the cheetahs…then lions and wp :evil:

    This bulls team is like a vodacom cup team…the problem in my honest opinion is the tight five and the scrums like ‘tge great naas said yoo can have the best backline ever but it all starts in the tight five without a good platfrom then álles falls apart…..the loose trio leaves lots to be desired van velze is a poor mans aj venter a hard worker with no speed…or x-factor needed.

    Thank god ruan snyman is back jinka’s 1…2…3…step passes are killing our momentum…

    I’d give it to the free state boytjies by 10… :cry:

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.07.11 10:03:18 by Muzi Reply

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  • i think i might just go with Cheetahs to win narrowly

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.07.11 10:11:08 by G West Reply
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  • Where is Sarel?

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.07.11 10:13:30 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 6) :
    With the Griquas i believe…

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.07.11 10:17:43 by G West Reply
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  • @G West (Comment 7) : But when is he playing again?

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.07.11 10:18:43 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 8) : according to twitter, 2 more weeks out

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.07.11 10:19:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 4) : van Velze reminds me more of Jaco Gouws than AJ Venter :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.07.11 10:20:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Okay cool. He is in my FL team.

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.07.11 10:21:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 11) : Think I’m gonna trade him out.

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.07.11 10:23:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 12) : for who?

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.07.11 11:52:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Replaced him with Brummer. Should be a good move as Morne will go to the WC. Unless Brummer gets injured.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.07.11 12:13:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 4) : What about the huge staring you in-your-face glaring problem at 10. The man on the bench is better. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.07.11 12:24:26 by beet Reply
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  • The Watermeyer-Dippenaar centre combo more often than not comes out with Watermeyer at 13 these days but on match day things are switched. So confusing :???:

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.07.11 12:25:52 by beet Reply
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