Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Waratahs (24) vs Bulls (27) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 11 May 2012 at 10:30
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The second game this Friday morning, and the second of the five South African teams in actions this weekend as the Bulls take on the Waratahs in Sydney.

The Waratahs come off an embarrassing loss to the Brumbies last weekend, and the team sees a total of seven changes, with Daniel Halangahu running at fullback, Adam Ashley-Cooper at inside centre and Sarel Pretorius back in the starting line-up. Rocky Elsom will captain the team from the side of the scrum.

The Bulls have made changes to their team as well, with a new centre combination in Venter in Sadie following the injury to Wynand Olivier and the rotation policy with JJ Engelbrecht. We also see Deon Stegmann in at the side of the scrum following the return to South Africa of Jacques Potgieter. Keep your eyes on the Sarel Pretorius/Francois Hougaard battle, as the two are sure to work on each other’s nerves.

Waratahs: 15. Daniel Halangahu, 14. Tom Kingston, 13. Rob Horne, 12. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 11. Afa Pakalani, 10. Berrick Barnes, 9. Sarel Pretorius, 8. Wycliff Palu, 7. Chris Alcock, 6. Rocky Elsom (Captain), 5. Kane Douglas, 4. Dean Mumm, 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. John Ulugia, 1. Benn Robinson

Replacements: 16. Joshua Mann-Rea, 17. Jeremy Tilse, 18. Sitaleki Timani, 19. Lopeti Timani, 20. Dave Dennis, 21. Brendan McKibbin, 22. Tom Carter

Bulls: 15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. Johann Sadie, 12. Francois Venter, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies (Captain), 7. CJ Stander, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Juandre Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dawie Steyn

Replacements: 16. Willie Wepener, 17. Rayno Gerber, 18. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19. Arno Botha, 20. Jano Vermaak, 21. Louis Fouche, 22. JJ Engelbrecht



76 Comments

  • Go the Tahs !

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.05.12 11:19:09 by csb Reply
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  • Go Bulls … ai jai jai …

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.05.12 11:23:01 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Dave Dennis on the bench is a travesty

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.05.12 11:28:26 by Ludz Reply

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  • Aussie commentators,love these guys

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.05.12 11:38:23 by Ludz Reply

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  • Steggies does what is natural to him – concedes a penalty in front of the sticks

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.05.12 11:53:47 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Interesting stat. Bulls are the 2nd most penalised team in SR, 11 per game.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.05.12 11:55:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 3 all

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.05.12 11:57:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Tahs run thru a huge gap in midfield – 10-3

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.05.12 11:58:05 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 8) : A huge gap that they created from a set piece move. Why can´t we do that?

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.05.12 11:59:10 by rhineshark Reply

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  • From rugby365

    TRY – Rob Horne gets the first try, as he opens up the Bulls midfield from a line-out near the 10m line. Barnes adds the conversion and the Waratahs lead 10-3

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.05.12 11:59:57 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 9) : It was courtesy of some poor Bulls defense – seemed both centres went for the same man

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.05.12 12:00:10 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • skip pass from 10 to 13, and try

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.05.12 12:00:31 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 11) : Waratahs created doubt in the minds of the defenders. That´s what a good backline is supposed to be able to do.

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.05.12 12:03:46 by rhineshark Reply

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  • go Tahs!!!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.05.12 12:05:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • Dean Mumm gets a yellow

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.05.12 12:06:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • Man, Hougaard is a little tiger! Shrugs off Robinson and Elsom and scores…:cool:

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.05.12 12:06:17 by rhineshark Reply

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  • 10-6 after Morne penalty

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.05.12 12:07:08 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • sorry – 10 all after try

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.05.12 12:07:27 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • From rugby 365

    TRY – The Bulls set up a maul and the Waratahs disrupt that. Then the men from Pretoria go for the pick-’n-drive. Francois Hougaard goes over as he slips three poor tackles – including Sarel Pretorius and Rocky Elsom.

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.05.12 12:07:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • embarrassing to see a prop and and flanker get thrown aside like that by a scrumhalf,but thn again I do remember Hougaard giving Wyatt Crockett a good bounce in 2010

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.05.12 12:09:35 by Ludz Reply

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  • Bulls kicking way too much ball away today

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.05.12 12:14:07 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Stegman off – Botha on

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.05.12 12:16:28 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Tahs win scrum penalty

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.05.12 12:17:01 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 13-10 Tahs

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.05.12 12:17:50 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Nice Bulls buildup ended by forward pass

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.05.12 12:20:52 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Can’t say am not happy to see Arno Botha on

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.05.12 12:22:31 by Ludz Reply

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  • Tahs dominating Bulls scrum again – another penalty

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.05.12 12:22:43 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Tahs overthrow at ensuing lineout

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.05.12 12:23:31 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Half time still 13-10

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.05.12 12:23:52 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • up and under, up and under, up and under ect……
    sums up the first half of the bulls

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.05.12 12:26:51 by jovner Reply

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  • Tahs dominating territory and possession in first half

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.05.12 12:26:57 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bulls kicking way too much ball away

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.05.12 12:27:22 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 26) : hang on… can’t say you’re not happy… does that mean you ARE happy or you AREN’T happy? Having a blonde moment :)

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.05.12 12:29:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Krusty drops a high ball

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.05.12 12:35:30 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Some tenacious Bulls defense forces tahs error in Bulls 22

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.05.12 12:38:59 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Hahaha,now you even confusing me Rob,but ey I’m happy he’s on

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.05.12 12:41:38 by Ludz Reply

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  • Another Barnes penalty – 16-10 Tahs

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.05.12 12:43:45 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Go Waratahs!

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.05.12 12:44:58 by Ben Reply

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  • Ndugane try

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.05.12 12:55:13 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 17-16 Bulls

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.05.12 12:56:02 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bulls stuff up kickoff

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.05.12 12:56:52 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Ndungane,Hougaard has been making the Waratah fowards look like sissies,think it was Kane Douglas who he pushed aside a moment ago

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.05.12 12:56:58 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 39) :

    YEAY !!!

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.05.12 12:57:03 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Tahs try -

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.05.12 12:59:32 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • come now Bulls!

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.05.12 13:00:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Barnes miss the conversion – 21-17 Tahs

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.05.12 13:00:45 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Come on Bulls!!! I need SB points

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.05.12 13:04:20 by Mutley Reply

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  • Bulls penalty = 21-20 Tahs

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.05.12 13:04:50 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Tahs penalty – 24-20

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.05.12 13:09:22 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • bulls try werner kruger

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.05.12 13:16:41 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • bulls sneak it 27-24

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.05.12 13:21:28 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • that’s the way, Bulls!

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.05.12 13:22:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) : they win even playing badly

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.05.12 13:23:02 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) :

    You alright Rob? :shock:

    Call an ambulance quick!

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.05.12 13:29:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • BULLS!! :mrgreen: That’s the way I like it….

    Thanks for the updates guys, and condolences to those whose team did not win :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 55, posted at 11.05.12 13:33:20 by diablo Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 55) : congrats pet… that must make you very proud indeed

  • Comment 56, posted at 11.05.12 13:47:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 54) : I don’t like them, but I support them because they are a bloody good team and know how to win when it matters.

    HUGE result for them, this. Bulls will win Super Rugby in 2012.

  • Comment 57, posted at 11.05.12 13:48:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : Don’t know if they will win it, but I reckon they will top the SA conference

  • Comment 58, posted at 11.05.12 13:50:56 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 58) : let’s face it, in the absence of a clear candidate for the title, the Bulls are looking ok for it.

    A lot will depend on how they go against the Chiefs away. I doubt they’ll win that, but a narrow loss there could set them up for another crack at them in Pretoria

  • Comment 59, posted at 11.05.12 13:55:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : Thanks, but pride does not come into it just yet – I have no darn nails left & this scraping through will send me to looking for comfort in “bad men & cheap wine” ;-)

  • Comment 60, posted at 11.05.12 14:01:34 by diablo Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) :

    I said earlier in the season that one of the big differences between a championship team and the Sharks is that a championship team knows how to win the close games.

  • Comment 61, posted at 11.05.12 14:04:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : Pains me to say it, but young Hougaard is the embodiment of the Bulls attitude; if you can’t win through finesse, then win by bloody-mindedly bludgeoning your opponent if necessary, but win damnit! And never give up!!

    It sure would be nice to see more of that attitude at the Sharks…

  • Comment 62, posted at 11.05.12 14:06:38 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 62) : I prefer not to swear here, but FUCK YES

  • Comment 63, posted at 11.05.12 14:10:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @diablo (Comment 60) : better to win than lose. Just repeat that over and over to yourself.

  • Comment 64, posted at 11.05.12 14:11:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : if that happens I’m in BIG sh*t for next year :oops:

  • Comment 65, posted at 11.05.12 14:11:54 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 62) : even if its only one Shark….

  • Comment 66, posted at 11.05.12 14:21:02 by Franshark Reply
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  • It’s so good and damn refreshing to see such positivity over the Bulls’ victory,Hougaard is a gem in that team,Mr Heyneke needs to look no further for his Bok no.9,it’s his time now,Rob I tell you what I’d be ecstatic if these lads won the comp. They’ve already exceeded my expectations for the season

  • Comment 67, posted at 11.05.12 14:43:12 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 62) : @robdylan (Comment 64) : speaking of which, WHY are the Sharks talking up tomorrow’s game like they’re facing the Crusaders? it is only the FORCE!!!

    you know those whipping boys from Perthfontein? :lol: :roll:

  • Comment 68, posted at 11.05.12 14:53:38 by Megatron Reply

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  • Excellent result for the Bulls, and SA rugby – The Bulls play winning rugby, and winning teams with a winning ethos either refuse to lose, or don’t know how to lose…

    The Bulls snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, and all too often our Sharks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…

    There is something fundamentally very secure in the Bulls Union…
    Each team and or victory against them deserves to win, because they played better rugby against a good team… So much The Sharks can learn from Bulls structures…

    If you take a look at how the Vodacom Cup team wilted away in the 1/4 final last week, you can’t help but wonder…

    The Sharks desperately need an overhaul – Nic Mallet is unemployed… He can take the place of “Reecey”, “Bashy” and “Rudi” – Plum can be forwards coach, then we get a few specialist consultants, and we start to look like a union that wants to win trophies… No room for sentiment in professional sport… Time for change…

  • Comment 69, posted at 11.05.12 14:55:04 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 67) : And, aint it great that Francoois has deemed the Bulls THE franchise to put his faith in again – tells one something, no so? :razz:

  • Comment 70, posted at 11.05.12 15:05:13 by diablo Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 68) : because the Sharks are all about marketing and controlling what people think and say…

  • Comment 71, posted at 11.05.12 15:09:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 69) : “The Bulls snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, and all too often our Sharks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…”

    Just summed it up right there, mate. Just summed it up right there.

  • Comment 72, posted at 11.05.12 15:10:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 69) : Bulls certainly have the mental aspect sown up. I don’t know if it is part of Heyneke’s legacy at the Bulls, but I would love to know what the bloody secret is

  • Comment 73, posted at 11.05.12 15:18:10 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Yeah he’s repaying the faith in a big way,still can’t believe WP were so blind to such a talent

  • Comment 74, posted at 11.05.12 15:26:49 by Ludz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : Bulls and Stormers doing SA proud. Just need to check which teams in the top 6 are they still to beat for us.

  • Comment 75, posted at 12.05.12 07:37:03 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 62) : Our guys just don’t have the confidence in themselves and the passion for the jersey. You see this in the way they tackle and defend. The only people I have seen put in big tackles this year are Marcell, Deysel and JPP. Means Marcell has been fighting a one man battle in that pack.

  • Comment 76, posted at 12.05.12 07:54:24 by GreatSharksays Reply

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