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Chiliboy fronts the Bulls bench

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, In the news on 6 Aug 2008 at 07:22

The Blue Bulls’ Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has been named on the bench for Friday night’s Currie Cup clash against the Lions at Loftus Versfeld.

Rugby 365 reports that Ralepelle made his Currie Cup debut for the Blue Bulls against the Falcons on Friday after Derick Kuün withdrew minutes before kick-off – with coach Frans Ludeke being mightily impressed with the way he played in the latter parts of the second half.

Bandise Maku, who started against the Falcons in the No.2 jersey, will again be in the middle of the scrum where he will have the privilege of scrumming alongside the experienced Springbok prop Gurthrö Steenkamp.

The coach however admitted it was difficult to leave Engels out, having played superbly thus far in the Currie Cup

“Gurthrö adds a lot of value to our team and his experience is very important to us,” said Ludeke.

“He is the type of player that gets the things going and he arrived here in a very positive frame of mind. He is eager to fight his way back into the Springbok team and he is looking forward to the game against the Lions,” Ludeke added.

With Steenkamp back in the mix, Ludeke moved Jaco Engels to the bench where he will be one of five forwards who can be used as impact players in the second half.

Ludeke said at the weekly press conference at Loftus on Tuesday that he opted for a five-two bench as he is expecting a physical onslaught from the Lions’ pack.

Rayno Gerber, Francois van Schouwenburg and Jacques Buger will be the other forwards at the side of Engels and Ralepelle on the reserve bench.

Akona Ndungane recovered from his flu and will again wear the No.14 jersey, while JP Joubert will start at scrumhalf with young Francois Hougaard on the bench.

Blue Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Marius Delport, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 John Mametsa, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 JP Joubert, 8 Pedrie Wannenburg, 7 Wikus van Heerden (captain), 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Francois van Schouwenburg, 19 Jaco Engels, 20 Francois Hougaard, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Jacques Burger.

Date: Friday, August 8
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Touch judges: Jaco Peyper, Cobus Wessels
TMO: Johann Meuwesen
Assessor: Theuns Naude


  • i am inclined to pick the Bulls on SB here but am not entirely sure.

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.08.08 11:50:23 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I’ve pick the Bulls. But I’ve dropped from 7th to 17th in the last week. 👿

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.08.08 11:58:59 by McLovin Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : I don’t even know where I am anymore 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.08.08 12:01:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Not to stress, KSA, most SA teams have a Bulls block. Therefor it is a no brainer. It is something like that mind thing that our teams have to struggle away from home.( more pointedly, when abroad )

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.08.08 12:07:57 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • Imoved up quite a bit and would have moved up even more had the Bulls just converted that last try.

    I would have had the closest pick all to myself propelling me up to 14th. 👿

    Can’t rely on the Bulls for any bloody thing 👿

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.08.08 12:10:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 😥

    I have just picked the wrong team by accident 😥

    trying to get the SB guys to agree to change it for me now 🙁 😳

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.08.08 12:19:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Go LIONS!!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.08.08 12:25:49 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 7) :

    Seems that is what I am going to have to shout 🙁 😳

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.08.08 12:50:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : Are you not just sucking up to Walter? 😆

    By the way, he is deeeeep into hiding. Understandably. 😈

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.08.08 13:26:36 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 9) :

    No i’m not sucking up to Walter. 🙁

    I was supposed to be picking the Bulls.

    And it’s not like the guys at SB give you a pop up screen or something to make sure your picks are right 👿 🙄

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.08.08 13:29:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : The sucking part was pulling YOUR chain 😀 ,but yes, one REALLY have to be thinking about something else if you misses all those chances! I keep saying to my brother ( by the way he is 2nd in your pool ) that I have just completed my positioning phase and is now set for the serious move. 🙂

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.08.08 13:37:07 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :
    I did that in the Super 14 – Lions over the Crusaders in NZ by 25 I think it was. 😳

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.08.08 13:42:25 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 11) :


  • Comment 13, posted at 06.08.08 13:43:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 11) :

    Hey Sliver – I check you also live in the Wild west??!! 😯

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.08.08 13:53:03 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 14) : Yes, wanted to tell you the same thing, but you never know whatwith “stalkers” nowadays!! 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.08.08 13:55:50 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 15) :

    No worries – I know how to handle those by now… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.08.08 13:59:41 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 16) : Woud’nt be able to “stalk” anyone anymore anyway!!! 🙁 🙁 You like the any’s? 😀

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.08.08 14:03:35 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 17) :

    Why your boat wheel-less?? looks like you have enough spare “tube” :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.08.08 14:07:10 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : He,he,he. 😀

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.08.08 14:09:37 by Silver Fox Reply

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