Under 21s beaten by clinical Blue Bulls

Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 5 Sep 2011 at 12:19
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There were quite a few young men with big reputations in junior rugby on show in the clash between the Blue Bulls and Sharks under 21 teams. The first half was a tight affair with the teams deadlocked on 14 points each at half time. In the second half the u21 Blue Bulls took their scoring opportunities better and ended up winning the game 37-28.

The first half was a real arm wrestle with the JC Roos and Gouws Prinsloo trading penalties to leave the score at 9 all halfway through the first half. That deadlock was broken by a fantastic break by Sampie Mastriet who sprinted clear to score the game’s first try but Roos failed with his conversion attempt. The Sharks hit back with a try to flanker Chris Cloete which was also unconverted. This left the scores at 14 all at half time after an evenly contested first half.

The u21 Blue Bulls started the second half better and scored a try through scrumhalf Lohan Jacobs who broke down the blindside and sprinted away to score. That was probably the moment which turned the momentum in favour of the u21 Blue Bulls and from then on they controlled the game. That Jacobs try was converted by Roos. Gouws Prinsloo replied with a penalty for the Sharks but Roos replied with one of his own before centre Ulrich Beyers scored the Blue Bulls third try and it was also converted. The u21 Blue Bulls were now firmly in control of the game but u21 Sharks winger Jaco Van Tonder replied with an unconverted try to reduce the gap. Roos added a penalty before Gouws Prinsloo kicked a penalty which brought the u21 Sharks within a converted try of the opposition and in bonus point territory. However, JC Roos finally took the game away from the Sharks with three minutes left to play by kicking a drop goal which in the end denied the u21 Sharks a bonus point and left them in fourth place on the log.

Stand out performers (for me at least) were Gouws Prinsloo who looked very dangerous with ball in hand and kept the u21 Blue Bulls defence honest and blindside flanker Siseko Jafta who had a storming game -let us not forget that he is also only under 19 this year.

Blue Bulls under 21 37 (14) – Sharks under 21 28 (14)

Scoring summary

Blue Bulls
Conversion JC Roos 2
Drop goal JC Roos 1
Penalty JC Roos 5
Try Sampie Mastriet 1
Lohan Jacobs 1
Ulrich Beyers 1

Penalty Gouws Prinsloo 6
Try Chris Cloete 1
Jaco van Tonder 1


  • Thanx for the feedback War..

    We really appreciate it!

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.09.11 12:24:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ulrich beyers is one damn fine talent thank heavens we poached him from WP :mrgreen: .He is an asset to bulls rugby very versatile and underrated what impresses me is his attitude..will and hunger to succeed to be a bok in the future.I hope Pine Pienaar takes notice or else we will lose him to a big union.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.09.11 12:29:20 by Muzi Reply

  • Guys how is Piet Lindeque coming along i expect BIG THINGS from him.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.09.11 12:30:15 by Muzi Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : Thanks. I really enjoy watching the junior teams. Just a pity about this weekend’s results.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.09.11 12:31:43 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 4) : Thanks for the match report.

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.09.11 12:32:58 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 2) : Why does a team with too many junior contracted centres play a fullback at centre??

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.09.11 12:33:42 by war1 Reply
  • One guy who really caught my eye is that powerful flank Byrandt Stander it takes like 2-3 players to tackle him. 😯

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.09.11 12:34:29 by Muzi Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 6) : A very good question Ulrich Beyers i believe is the best junior full back we have at the moment in pretoria.We have to accomodate blommetjies and bradley moolman..adri jacobs…and a few more young centres are just not up to it.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.09.11 12:37:16 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 7) : I was also impressed with him. But the under 19 Jafta kept him out of the starting team this week. He looks like a great prospect.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.09.11 12:39:16 by war1 Reply
  • @Muzi (Comment 8) : Are you guys planning on putting out a whole team of centres next year?

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.09.11 12:40:10 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 4) :

    I also enjoy it, they play a nice style of rugby..

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.09.11 12:40:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 8) : This is a good win for the Bulls. It turns the u21 compo into a 2 horse race unfortunately 😥

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.09.11 12:43:26 by beet Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 6) : 😥 I just have this funny feeling that Francois Venter will sign for the sharks.I rate the kid but i believe the problem is not dippernaar..watermeyer or pretorius but OLIVIER he is untouchable and doing nothing to help us win the curriecup.Good Perfomances by the youngsters in Pretoria mean nothing.If you are a rubbish overrated bok like kirchner then you automaticaaly get picked into the starting 15. 👿

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.09.11 12:43:34 by Muzi Reply

  • Guys we are not planning on putting a whole team full of centres.Dippernaar…watermeyer..moolman…jacobs have failed to make the step up needed so in my honest opinion they are seen as back up players soooo i guess they will be playing vodacom cup rugby.

    The venters sadies..small smiths and serfonteins are the junior players who look like they can make the step up to senior rugby.

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.09.11 12:48:00 by Muzi Reply

  • @beet (Comment 12) : Dude it does not matter have you seen how strong WP are they are unstoppable 👿

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.09.11 12:48:44 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 15) : WP now have 3 junior teams doing well. Which 1 are you referring to? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.09.11 12:52:21 by beet Reply
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  • :mrgreen: All 3 hahaha you know our 1 and a half year battle between boshoff and brummer will be decided this weekend.
    Who ever Pine picks as flyhalf will be back up to morne steyn.

    Its not that i am fascinated by brummer i am just sad to see how he has regressed i mean i remember watching him at waterkloof he could run..tackle and sure kick well.

    But now i am seeing someone else and it reallyyyyyyyyyyy hurts dude.

    Not cool 😥

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.09.11 13:00:55 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 17) : Brummer (or Bummer as I now want to call him) just hasn’t been able to think rugby like a good flyhalf should for the last 12 months. Before that he looked like a star in the making.

    I thought Frans Venter injected good pace into the midfield when he came on. It also coincided with the Bulls best passage of play.

    Another youngster CJ Stander was fantastic. If Deysel so how got a 7 for being avg, then CJ must qualify for a 9.9 on the ratings. He was easily the best no.8 on the park.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.09.11 13:06:44 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 18) :Yea finally CJ is playing in his prefered position at number 8 he is starting to play well again.Its the game time he is getting.I was abit worried he would regress but he is starting to look the beez neez.

    I am very confused as to why arno botha did not start i would have loved to have seen him play against marcell coetzee a mouth watering prospect haha.

    The bulls must be carefull or else francois venter will sign for another union.He is too good a player to sit on the bench.

    Give the lad a start he is young and hungry.
    I can not wait for him to kick olivier out of the super 15 side for good.

    We are busy marketing venter to the other unions by giving him 20 minutes.

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.09.11 15:01:04 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 19) : I was impreSsed with Teckellenburg

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.09.11 00:24:21 by mikey Reply


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