Richard Ferguson

S15 Game 58 – Reds (39) vs Bulls (30) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Super Rugby on 16 Apr 2011 at 10:00
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The Reds, fresh off a very successful tour of South Africa, face more South African opposition in the form of a bewildered Bulls team that took a bit of a beating at the hands of the Crusaders last weekend.

The Reds, back on home turf after a long flight, will be full of confidence going into this game. The long flight might take its toll towards the end of the match, but I think they will be too good a Bulls team that will be ready to come home to their beloved Loftus now.

I predict a win for the Reds.

Reds: 15. Luke Morahan, 14. Rod Davies, 13. Anthony Faingaa, 12. Mike Harris, 11. Digby Ioane, 10. Quade Cooper, 9. Will Genia, 8. Scott Higginbotham, 7. Beau Robinson, 6. Radike Samo, 5. James Horwill (Captain), 4. Rob Simmons, 3. James Slipper, 2. Saia Faingaa, 1. Ben Daley

Replacements: 16. James Hanson, 17. Greg Holmes, 18. Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19. Leroy Houston, 20. Liam Gill, 21. Ben Lucas, 22. Will Chambers

Bulls: 15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Stephan Dippenaar, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Dewald Potgieter, 6. Derick Kuun, 5. Victor Matfield (Captain), 4. Bakkies Botha, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dean Greyling

Replacements: 16. Gary Botha, 17. Rossouw De Klerk, 18. Danie Rossouw, 19. Deon Stegmann, 20. Fourie du Preez, 21. Francois Brummer, 22. Akona Ndungane


59 Comments

  • THIS one is going to be interesting.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.04.11 11:16:34 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    What are you hoping to see?

    I want the Bulls to lose, but the Reds are running away at the top…

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.04.11 11:17:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : What kind of picture is that you got there 😯 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.04.11 11:36:17 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : This one I AM going to watch…the rest of the world can take a hike for the next hour or so 😀

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.04.11 11:37:50 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : a Bulls victory by 7 points with no BP would make me happy.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.04.11 11:38:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Go Reds!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.04.11 11:39:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    So nothing exact.. lol..

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.04.11 11:42:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 6) : Do you really want them to pull even further ahead?

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.04.11 11:42:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What a try Quade Cooper!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.04.11 11:48:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Reds 7 – 3 Bulls

    Steyn got an early penalty.

    8 minutes

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.04.11 11:49:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : Not really, just want the Bulls to fall behind further more.

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.04.11 11:57:02 by Ben Reply
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  • Reds 10
    Bulls 6
    33 mins

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.04.11 12:15:48 by Ben Reply
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  • What a try from Basson! Habana had better watch it!

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.04.11 12:23:28 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • Come on Bulls! This kind of rugby could infect the Boks!

    I still maintain that Basson is not a viable Bok option because his that defence is poor and he is anonymous when not GIVEN space – a weakness that is magnified in van den Heever.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.04.11 12:26:40 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 14) : 😀 you are right…as usual.. 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.04.11 12:28:24 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • Just another good reason why you need to watch how players perform when they don’t have the ball. Rod Davies was switched off and therefore pathetic at the kickoff which resulted in Basson’s try. He needed to cover the line and jump. He’s great with the ball in hand, even better when there’s a bit of space but that was terrible D.

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.04.11 12:28:34 by beet Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 15) :
    You’re gonna make me blush. 😳

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.04.11 12:31:44 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 14) : You’re obviously referring to his tackling. He does however cover the back pretty well and is fairly sound under the high ball.

    He is a lightweight in a sport dominated by heavyweights. If he doesn’t go low, in most contests he just doesn’t have the upperbody strength to stop an opponent.

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.04.11 12:32:44 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 16) :
    That was schoolboy stuff. Good poaching by Basson, but such a fundamental execution error is unusual in Aussie rugby – sadly all too common in SA rugby.

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.04.11 12:33:51 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 19) : The kickoffs have become a very interesting aspect of play this season. The contests are really good. In past seasons, you were regarded as a sloppy team if you didn’t win the ball but now it seen in a positive light – good attacking play by the team kicking the ball if they turn it over.

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.04.11 12:40:16 by beet Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 14) : That try just emphasised what you said 😀

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.04.11 12:40:16 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 18) :
    Great under the high ball and good positioning too – work on his pop-gun kicking, and would make a decent fullback.

    Lacks the strength to pose a danger in tight games, and as shown now, is not an aggresive or “positive” tackler.

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.04.11 12:40:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Reds 22
    Bulls 16
    53 mins

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.04.11 12:48:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Try on Basson’s wing again – and again from a set-piece. Concerning at this level of the game.

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.04.11 12:56:20 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Reds 27
    Bulls 16
    61 mins

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.04.11 12:56:33 by Ben Reply
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  • Reds 32
    Bulls 16
    66 mins

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.04.11 13:02:07 by Ben Reply
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  • I just came on to say….AHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.04.11 13:03:34 by klempie Reply

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  • I’ll never forget watching Digby Ioane in the u19 RWC in PMB many yrs ago. The students next to us insisted on calling him Afro-Mullet coz of his unusual hairstyle back then. It was the prefect description. Too funny.

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.04.11 13:03:58 by beet Reply
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  • Try Danie Rossouw

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.04.11 13:04:58 by Ben Reply
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  • Yes Daniesaurus!!!

    Matfield and Bakkies look like has-beens, Spies like a never-will, but you keep on trucking lad.

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.04.11 13:05:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Reds 32
    Bulls 23
    69 mins

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.04.11 13:05:44 by Ben Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 27) : lol shame klempie. I part of me supports the Bulls because I mean who wants to support the Aussies. Another part is telling me Go Reds so that the Sharks can cement their place on top lol

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.04.11 13:07:01 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 32) : I’ll support Aussies/Kiwis over the Bulls anyday of the week, and twice on Saturdays.

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.04.11 13:08:54 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 33) : All the way! 🙂

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.04.11 13:10:40 by Ben Reply
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  • Reds 39
    Bulls 23
    75 mins :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.04.11 13:12:38 by Ben Reply
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  • Bulls are getting spanked.

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.04.11 13:13:12 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 36) : Lovely isn’t it? 🙂

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.04.11 13:14:18 by klempie Reply

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  • When did the vodacom logo change to the vodafone one?

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.04.11 13:14:25 by lostfish Reply
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  • Have the Reds scored a BP try yet.

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.04.11 13:15:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 37) : As much as I would like to support the Bulls I just can’t. I have really been enjoying the Reds style of rugby since McKenzie took over there.

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.04.11 13:16:43 by lostfish Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    Reds 39
    Bulls 30

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.04.11 13:18:15 by Ben Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 38) : Last week. They’ve rebranded everything over here. It’s effectively vodafone branding but with vodacom instead of vodafone. Everything is red.

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.04.11 13:18:57 by klempie Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 40) : Agree.

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.04.11 13:19:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 33) : 😆

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.04.11 13:20:38 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 44) : Hey Mama! 😎

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.04.11 13:21:32 by klempie Reply

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  • Tell me…are the Bulls playing badly…or….are the Reds superb????

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.04.11 13:22:22 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 46) : Both.

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.04.11 13:22:59 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) : Dude…your avatar… 😯

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.04.11 13:23:29 by klempie Reply

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  • Quade Cooper is the best 10 in rugby. Sorry Dan.

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.04.11 13:27:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : I’m on my phone. What happened to my Avatar? Did it get colour in it?

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.04.11 13:30:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bulls built a legacy arround a few players . There are huge gaps in their team . Their loose forwards are pathetic ,absolutely pathetic, midfield is extremely poor -Wynand has the imagination of a teaspoon on attack and is dislexic on defence.
    15 is awful ,morne steyn is playing sub standard .

    Why they dont start with Rossouw is beyond me ,F Ludeke not the coach his team has made him out to be in the past.
    Matfield was poor at line outs and bakkies is a shadow of his former self. Problems …big problems -worst of all is their redundant game plan that is as easy to read as a chinese fortune cookie ,has about the same depth

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.04.11 13:33:36 by Talent Reply
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  • Spies has the bravery of a 10 year old litle girl

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.04.11 13:37:19 by Talent Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : me also 😯 😉

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.04.11 13:39:00 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 51) : AND….these guys have Springbok contracts 🙄 Heaven help us if these players are the core of our WC team 😐

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.04.11 13:41:25 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • Two deaths in LMS.

    75 alive
    44 Dead.

    MY 40,000th COMMENT 😎

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.04.11 13:54:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 53) :
    Maybe its a pic of Lady Rugga?

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.04.11 14:01:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 56) : 😉

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.04.11 15:08:44 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • Digby Ioane!

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.04.11 01:25:05 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXtmQfJ1Tcg check out digbys celebration if u havent already

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