Bulls lose Potgieter (too)

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content on 16 Aug 2011 at 07:00
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After we reported yesterday that the Bulls have lost flanker Deon Stegmann to a broken cheek, it turn out that their other flanker (and current skipper) Dewald Potgieter, will also miss out on this weekend’s must-win home game against Griquas.

Stegmann has been confirmed out for a month, while Potgieter has been forced to undergo corrective surgery after a nasty nose break two weeks ago. The blonde flanker will probably be back within a week or two, but the Bulls will now need to look elsewhere for a captain for Friday’s match. With Chilliboy Ralepelle back with the Boks, the somewhat out-of-sorts Gary Botha will probably come back into the starting line-up and grab the captain’s armband as he does so.

Replacing the missing flankers is more difficult, with few candidates putting their hands up for selection. Don’t be terribly surprised, though, to find on-loan Bulls flanker, Marnus Schoeman, mysteriously unavailable for Griquas selection this week.


  • Go Griquas!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.08.11 07:22:10 by Ben Reply
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  • Now this I am REALLY disappointed about. I have him in my FL team. πŸ™

    but I agree. @Ben (Comment 1) : GO GRIQUAS.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.08.11 08:02:15 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 2) : In my FL team as well. πŸ™

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.08.11 08:03:40 by Ben Reply
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  • Why would you want him in your team? That’s like playing with 14 guys…

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.08.11 08:49:00 by jessi Reply

  • His name is NOT burger schoeman its Marnus Schoeman πŸ˜•

    I heard that Pine will have a loose trio of Van Velze…Arno Botha and CJ stander.Tjo those are big boys but it does not make sense to me :mrgreen:

    We need Marnus ASAP the best young fetcher in Pretoria.
    With all the senior boks going the potgieters..steggmans…and co will be exposed as next year they failed to make the step up as bok players.

    The only quality players left in the bulls set up in my honest opinion next year are Spies..Hougaard..Vermaak..Sadie,watermeyer maybe haha…J-J…Greyling,Werner…Juandre..Flip…and chilliboy.

    Dippernaar,Olivier…Fudge..Zane….Morne Steyn the way he is playing…Van velze are not good enough sadly.

    Next year will be a difficult time for bulls rugby πŸ™

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.08.11 08:49:49 by Muzi Reply

  • Anyone feel sorry for my bulletjies :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.08.11 08:50:19 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 5) : oh sorry… wrong Schoeman.

    We need the Dutchies to inbreed less so they can increase the pool of available surnames just a tad (ducks) πŸ™‚

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.08.11 09:13:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 6) : no – we don’t, because we’ve had to put up with about 5 years worth of BS from you guys about how great your youth structures and depth are…

    It’s actually quite liberating to see that your wonderful structures have produced nothing but lemons while the Sharks Academy, maligned though it is, is churning out quality by the bucket-load. Quality that you okes are now keen to purchase in large quantities πŸ™‚

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.08.11 09:15:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 6) : I do.

    @robdylan (Comment 8) :
    As we dont get many Bulls supporters on here I dont remember too many of them telling us how good their structures are, what I do remember though is how many of our own tell us how inept the Sharks academy is and then in the same breath point out how great the Bulls structures are. This normally happens after we suffer a loss, dont sign an academy player or contract someone from outside the academy.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.08.11 09:58:00 by Salmonoid Reply
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