Bulls side named

Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content on 1 Sep 2010 at 14:13
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The Blue Bulls have named their side to play the Sharks at Loftus on Saturday.
The team includes Springboks Zane Kirchner, Wynand Olivier and Dewald Potgieter. However, Neither Gary Botha nor Deon Stegmann were fit enough to play. In a late change, Werner Kruger failed a late fitness test and is replaced in the starting lineup by Frik Kirsten with Rossouw de Klerk coming on to the bench.

The Bulls team is as follows:

1. Dean Greyling
2. Bandise Maku
3. Frik Kirsten
4. Juandre Kruger
5. Fudge Mabeta
6. Derick Kuun (captain)
7. Dewald Potgieter
8. Gerrit-jan van Velze
9. Ruan Snyman
10. Jacques-louis Potgieter
11. Jaco van der Westhuyzen
12. Wynand Olivier
13. Jaco Pretorius
14. Gerhard van den Heever
15. Zane Kirchner

16. Henry Bantjes
17. Rossouw de Klerk
18. Jaco Engels
19. Wilhelm Steenkamp
20. CJ Stander
21. Dustin Jinka
22. Stefan Watermeyer


  • happy with that

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.09.10 14:15:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • nothing much on the bench. looks very beatable.

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.09.10 14:17:40 by try time Reply

  • They are obviously expecting a big match upfront with their 5-2 split on the bench

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.09.10 14:21:18 by war1 Reply
  • I know it’s silly to think of it this way – matches aren’t won on paper after all – but a head-to-head comparison of each player from each position to his opposite number is something I tend to do when the teams are announced. And after looking at that, the only positions where the Sharks don’t come out on top (in my black-and-white mind anyway) are 3 and 12, solely by virtue of greater experience. Bulls at Loftus? Should be a cakewalk 🙄

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.09.10 14:23:19 by MerckZ Reply

  • This looks like a weak Bulls team, they only have one specialist wing in the 22!! Bulls will up for this game though

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.09.10 14:24:56 by war1 Reply
  • Keen to see Potgieter v Alberts and Kirchner v Ludik.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.09.10 14:27:32 by MerckZ Reply

  • I can see the Bulls taking this one! Especially since Timotei is at 12. Lambie will be knocked back all day I’m afraid!! 😆 😈

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.09.10 14:28:29 by wpw Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 5) : quite relieved to see no sign of Gary Botha or Deon Stegmann

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.09.10 14:41:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : yeah, and mametsa too

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.09.10 14:43:42 by war1 Reply
  • Jaco van der Westhuizen is going to come under a lot of pressure..

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.09.10 14:45:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :

    They can still pull a Sharks on us and run on with a complete different team..”due to late injuries at the Captain’s practise”.. 😈

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.09.10 14:47:37 by Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Or Bees Roux… 😯

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.09.10 14:48:40 by MerckZ Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 11) : somehow that doesn’t seem like the bulls style does it?

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.09.10 14:52:53 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 13) :

    They dont have any style…full [email protected] 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.09.10 15:00:25 by Ice Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 12) : I’m choosing to ignore that one :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.09.10 15:00:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 12) : Nice! 😆

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.09.10 15:05:27 by klempie Reply

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  • Comment 17, posted at 01.09.10 15:17:36 by klempie Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 14) : and i thought i hated the bulls . . .

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.09.10 15:26:39 by war1 Reply
  • @klempie (Comment 17) : lost for words again. 😆 😆

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.09.10 15:29:40 by try time Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 18) : think again! 😆

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.09.10 15:30:47 by Ice Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 19) : Post-edited after I posted to the wrong thread. :p

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.09.10 15:31:27 by klempie Reply

  • @MerckZ (Comment 4) : yip. it almost feels bit arrogant but it really does not look like a team to fear.

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.09.10 15:39:43 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • I believe the Sharks should take this one without to much strain. It will be a close one though.

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.09.10 16:04:31 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 23) : didnt you just contradict yourself?

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.09.10 16:05:42 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 24) : On purpose yes :mrgreen: Don’t want to jinx it 😈

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.09.10 16:19:34 by Jarson Reply
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  • we all know the bulls will be hurting after there shock loss to the Pumas, but i doubt that they will have the ability to beat the sharks team, who are in great form at the moment. with JvdW on the wing, Mvovo, if picked, will have a field day running over him again hopefully. we deffo will have more impact players coming of the bench and i say that boldly before the team has been announced

    sharks to win this by a few points i recon!

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.09.10 17:46:23 by richzed Reply

  • i think it’ll b quite close coz of the Bulls desparately needing a win and the Loftus factor (they will pick themselves up is what i mean) yet I think we will take it.

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.09.10 18:45:11 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 6) :

    JL Potgieter v Pat Lambie is the match up I’m most looking forward to.

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.09.10 18:52:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Who will Plum prefer next year though? If i were him i’d go for Potgieter in the beginning (experience) and maybe shift Lambie to Inside Center or even back to fullback. there is also the option to play him off the bench?

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.09.10 19:27:59 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 29) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) : sorry the last comment was aimed at comment 28!

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.09.10 19:28:25 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 29) :

    Potgieter isn’t even the #1 choice at the Bulls and when we were in a flyhalf crisis I would have been happy to play him at 10.

    That crisis however is gone and now we only have a small depth concern at 10.

    Strangely Lambie played more S14 rugby than JLP in 2010 albeit at 15 and not 10. Let us not stop the great momentum we have with Lambie and move him elsewhere for the S14.

    it is going to be VERY interesting to see who PdV takes on the EOYT as flyhalves IF he does rest Steyn and James.

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.09.10 19:34:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 10-JLP
    Now THAT is a potent backline!! 🙁

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.09.10 19:34:29 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 32) :

    Would be even more potent with Lambie and JLP switching positions. 😛

    With any 2 or 3 of Bosman, Hoffman, Kockott, Swanepoel, Terblanche & Ndungane on the bench

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.09.10 19:40:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • On another note, can someone plse tell me why ther Bulls rate Derrick Kuun so much??
    He should never have been made captain and the fact that he played hooker ahead of Chilli is just ridiculous!

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.09.10 20:43:58 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 34) :

    No idea, I just hope he gets a few “The Bus is fulls” on the weekend. 😛

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.09.10 20:51:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • With Kirchner at 15 he will be The Sharks secret weapon.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.09.10 21:01:03 by Predawn Reply

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  • Bulls loosies lack a bruiser. Tight 5 also too soft. I doubt they will win much ball. Definitely not gonna win the gain-line battle.

    Jaco at 11 is a joke. I love this Bulls selection policy!

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.09.10 21:02:48 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Isnt Terblanche retiring after the CC? Or did he change his mind again?

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.09.10 07:31:08 by Jarson Reply
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  • Late change Werner Kruger failed a late fitness test with Frik Kirsten replacing him at tighthead.

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.09.10 08:46:46 by war1 Reply

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