Well okay he’s not quite a great yet but Bulls star in the making, super junior player Jan Serfontein is once again fit and raring to go.
Written by a Bulls fan wearing his neutral cap today.
It therefore comes as very little surprise that Baby Bok coach Dawie Theron, at the drop of a hat or should I say, a drop of the Pat, has relegated Patrick Howard (non-Bulls player) to the subsititutes bench to make way for the awesomely talent young prodigy from the Bulls. The gifted Serfontein* and 14 of his under-20 teammates plus reserves will take the field against Tukkies’ fierce rivals the Maties in Coetzenburg on Friday morning.
Serfontein* capped off a memorable 2011 schoolboy rugby season by signing a major Bulls junior contract. He also walked off with the prestigious Craven Week player of the year award that year.
Fans who attend can expect Serfontein* to inject pace, accuracy, creativity, energy and all the other wonderful superlatives that have commonly come to be associate with Bulls rugby over the years, into the Baby Bok midfield. He will no doubt provide the team with a huge Bullst, I mean boost.
The decision by Theron to play Serfontein* at inside centre may also go a long way to ending speculation about where the multi-talented and versatile Bulls junior will do duty at the Junior World Cup to be held approximately 1300km south of Loftus in a region also commonly referred to as the Western Cape from 04-22 June 2012.
The SA Under-20 team to play the Maties (note : Bulls players names in caps): 15 Marais Schmidt, 14 JJ de Klerk, 13 WILLIAM SMALL-SMITH, 12 JAN SERFONTEIN*, 11 TRAVIS ISMAEL, 10 TONY JANTJIES, 9 Kevin Luiters, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 WIAAN LIEBENBERG, 6 Khaya Majola, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Mark Pretorius, 1 Allan Dell.
Replacements: Gideon Muller, MARZUQ MAARMAN, JASON THOMAS, Franco Marais, Mihlali Mpafi, Ettiene Oosthuizen, JACQUES DU PLESSIS, Cobus Nel, SHAUN ADENDORFF, POERIE VAN ROOYEN, KK Hlungwane, Errol Jaggers, Mathys Smit, Patrick Howard, RUWELLYN ISBELL.
* Denotes Bulls contracted junior soon to be fast-tracked star player in the makingTweet