Rookie prop to tour with Bulls

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 29 Mar 2011 at 08:30
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The Bulls have named their tour group to depart South Africa on Tuesday night for a four-match Super Rugby tour of the Antipodes. Young prop Morne Mellet is the only member of the tour party yet to be capped at Super Rugby level.

In a timely boost to the team, Bok fullback Zane Kirchner, who sat out Saturday’s win against the Lions due to a shoulder injury, was named fit to tour. Kirchner and Mellet are joined by Stephan Dippenaar and Akona Ndungane as the players outside of Saturday’s match 22 who will tour in the 16-man squad. Several players who picked up injuries against the Lions, including captain Victor Matfield and his lock partner Bakkies Botha, have been cleared of anything serious and will take their place on the long trip to New Zealand.

The Bulls start their tour against the struggling Hurricanes in Napier, before taking on the mighty Crusaders in Timaru the following week. They then head to Australia where they’ll face the Reds and Force before returning to Loftus to take on the Chiefs.

Bulls tour group:

Zane Kirchner, Jaco van der Westhuyzen, Gerhard van den Heever, Bjorn Basson, Akona Ndungane, Stephan Dippenaar, Jaco Pretorius, Wynand Olivier, Morné Steyn, Francois Brummer, Fourie du Preez, Francois Hougaard, Pierre Spies, Dewald Potgieter, Derick Kuün, Deon Stegmann, Victor Matfield, Danie Rossouw, Bakkies Botha, Flip van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Rossouw de Klerk, Gary Botha, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dean Greyling, Morné Mellett.


  • Bulls should use Watermeyer to put some spark under Timotei’s ass.

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.03.11 08:45:36 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • How come Juandre’ Kruger is not touring with the Bulls ?

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.03.11 09:03:05 by SharkyTaylor Reply

  • So the bulls should take the canes by far i guess but now we now that the canes are like the bulls come back to hornt us in every way

    its good to hear that young players get their game time with the snr guys its the only way they make it in the big world in the big teams

    good luck Morne and have on hell of a game :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.03.11 14:08:36 by chaz Reply


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