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Contrasting midfield fortunes for Bulls, Stormers


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 9 Jul 2013 at 08:40
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The Bulls and Stormers face off in Cape Town this weekend in a thrilling climax to local conference play in this year’s Super Rugby competition. While the visitors can boast a relatively unscathed squad after Saturday’s bruising game against the Sharks, there is one rather significant casualty to report.

New Bok Jan Serfontein suffered a knee injury that will keep him out of action for between two and three weeks, meaning a return in time for the Bulls’ semi-final encounter against opposition yet to be determined; while hardly a train smash given the length of the lay-off, it does leave the team a little thin at inside centre ahead of the weekend’s game, which the Bulls must win to ensure a top table finish. Forgotten man Francois Venter looks likely to start in the number 12 jersey, given Wynand Olivier’s departure for France.

The news for the Stormers is better, with their regular 12 (and skipper) Jean de Villiers passed fit to play in this match after missing out on the weekend trip to Port Elizabeth.



6 Comments

  • Who to support this Saturday?

    The Bulls can help us finish third . . .
    Stormers can make sure Bulls have to go to Christchurch . .. :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.07.13 09:25:09 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 1) : We must just make sure we win the kings… a frustrating season could well end up as the MOST EMBARRASSING one!

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.07.13 09:45:50 by R Hayward Reply

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  • Stormers should give Jean a rest. And whoever else needs time off. Nothing to gain from this match. :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.07.13 10:00:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @R Hayward (Comment 2) : We`ve already lost to the lions, how much more embarrassing can it get? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.07.13 10:03:42 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 4) : Don’t worry you Guys were just the first big team of a whole lot more to come….. Lions are going to make a habit of this…..

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.07.13 10:07:38 by Lassy_lion Reply
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  • See that Steenkamp got 2 weeks for the headbutt on Butch – so the Bulls will be a bit short on 5 locks too

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.07.13 12:40:21 by Bokhoring Reply

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