Bulls try third flyhalf

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content on 17 Aug 2011 at 09:41
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Having already tried (and, it seems, failed) to run Francois Brummer into a dependable flyhalf option over the course of three seasons, the Bulls appeared to have finally given up the experiment in naming Marnitz Boshoff at pivot for last week’s clash against the Pumas. His rise to glory was short-lived, it seems, with youngster Louis Fouche set to be the third starting flyhalf in as many weeks against Griquas.

The Bulls have brought Bok discard Chilliboy Ralepelle onto their bench in change to the team announced yesterday, but it’s Gary Botha who will start in the number 2 jersey and take over the captaincy from the injured Dewald Potgieter. The loss of both Potgieter and Deon Stegmann means a very green loose trio will play this week, with another under 21 player, Arno Botha, picked out-of-position at open-side flank. Tukkies stalwart Warrick Tecklenburg is at blindside, with CJ Stander operating at the back of the scrum.

On the bench, there is still no proper lock cover, with Gerrit-Jan van Velze again providing a rather lightweight option in the number 18 jersey. I guess the famous lock-factory is suffering a shortage at the moment – perhaps all the Cape Town schoolboys have decided rather try their luck with Western Province!

Zane Kirchner will continue at outside centre, with Jurgen Visser again preferred in the fullback jersey.

Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Zane Kirchner, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Louis FouchΓ©, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Arno Botha, 5 JuandrΓ© Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Gary Botha (captain), 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 19 Jono Ross, 20 Dustin Jinka, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Francois Venter.


  • very tempted to pick Griquas for this game ….

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.08.11 09:45:49 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Another loss looming. 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.08.11 09:49:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Here we go Griquas here we go!

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.08.11 09:52:21 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Naas Botha would have been a better bet… 😈 πŸ˜† 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.08.11 09:55:13 by Charlie Reply

  • Are they trying to be like the Stormers now with all the flyhalves?

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.08.11 09:59:30 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 4) : even now, he’s a better flyhalf than Brummer

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.08.11 10:21:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    Regarding your comment about all the CT schoolboys etc… Did you know young Quin Roux hails from Affies?? 😈

    I’m so loving it!! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.08.11 10:26:26 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw: beet knows that πŸ˜€

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.08.11 10:45:15 by bergshark Reply

  • Hope Kwasse goes with Monty Dumond for this one. . .

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.08.11 10:51:36 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 9) : Earl Rose… 😈

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.08.11 10:55:37 by Charlie Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 7) : oh is it? πŸ™‚


  • Comment 11, posted at 17.08.11 10:59:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • The Bulls are keeping the other teams guessing to what there gameplan is going to be.

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.08.11 11:09:24 by Bloubloubul Reply

  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 12) : πŸ˜†

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.08.11 11:21:26 by Charlie Reply

  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 12) : Based on their play, they seem to be doing the same to their own players… 😈 Sorry, couldn’t resist myself there!

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.08.11 11:29:38 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 14) : That one hurts. Tommorrow morning the coffee is on you.

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.08.11 12:06:01 by Bloubloubul Reply

  • Did somebody say COFFEE!!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.08.11 12:21:15 by Franshark Reply
  • @Culling Song (Comment 14) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.08.11 12:56:12 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Jano will be a boost for the Bulls….

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.08.11 13:05:16 by Hmmm Reply

  • I think Griekwas can take this one…
    Gonna be a good one to watch though…

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.08.11 13:09:24 by Hmmm Reply

  • GO WARWICK!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.08.11 22:02:30 by war1 Reply

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