Bulls lose Potgieter

Written by Frans Weyers (Franshark)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Reader Submissions, Super Rugby on 20 Feb 2012 at 06:00
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Bulls flanker Dewald Potgieter has suffered multiple cuts on his arm over the weekend and had to undergo surgery to repair the damage.

The sad thing for Dewald is that he had just recovered from and ankle injury and was looking forward to the start of the Super 15.

Players like CJ Stander, Arno Botha and Daniel Andonga will be lining up to stand in while he is on the sidelines.

Reports on the Bulls site suggest that he will be out of action for at least 2 months. According to Potgieter’s Twitter feed, the injury occurred in a freak accident as the player tried to open a window and pushed too hard!


  • Dam I was hoping he would play, easier to beat the Bulls with him in the line up, at least Spies and Stegman is still there

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.02.12 06:28:25 by Mutley Reply
  • Here’s a copy of that tweet.
    From: @DewaldPotgieter
    Sent: Feb 19, 2012 9:54p

    Tweeps, the accident – I pressed against a window 2 open it, the glass shattered and cut my forearm, severing some tendons. Op was a success

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.02.12 06:51:27 by Franshark Reply
  • Sounds suspect, but anyhow…

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.02.12 07:07:18 by Ice Reply
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  • That must have hurt.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.02.12 07:15:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 2) :

    That awkward moment when your a Bulls rugby player and you don’t realize your own strength ..

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.02.12 07:30:09 by Zibbie Reply
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  • I cant remember how many times I have tried to open a window and cut myself multiple times and required an operation..

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.02.12 07:31:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.02.12 07:36:46 by Ice Reply
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  • So to summerize:

    Chilliboy, Potgieter and Olivier won`t be available against us this weekend.

    So many injuries to keep track off.

    Mitchell and Lachie Turner for the `Tahs.

    DC and McCaw for the Crusaders.

    Beast and Redelinhuys for the Sharks.

    Did I miss anyone?

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.02.12 07:54:26 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Cooper for the Reds .

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.02.12 08:22:50 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : Rich, sounds to me you are just as intelligent as a bulls player πŸ™‚

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.02.12 08:24:49 by Franshark Reply
  • @Franshark (Comment 10) :

    Just a shame I don’t get paid as much as those chops…

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.02.12 08:29:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Wonder who’ll get the 7 jersey,Arno or CJ?

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.02.12 08:30:58 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 12) : probably CJ. Arno is huge impact off the bench in the last quarter.

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.02.12 08:44:06 by beet Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 11) : chops πŸ˜†

    do you call him that ‘coz he almost chopped his arm off? πŸ˜›

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.02.12 08:44:56 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 14) :

    That pun was certainly not intended, cannot take credit for that.

    But well spotted!

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.02.12 08:46:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Oh well bad luck for the team i guess πŸ™„ , he is scared of our team and that’s even before we have started 😳 :mrgreen: .


  • Comment 16, posted at 20.02.12 08:49:38 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 16) : Now just how did you come to that scared theory conclusion…?

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.02.12 09:08:42 by Ice Reply
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  • Well it just a thought really hurting his arm just before the kick offs.(Joke) not that one should call it a joke at someone expence 😳

    eish all these injurys lets just not hope we get a lot of them

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.02.12 09:14:07 by chaz Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 17) : Sorry ice that was for you i just forgot to use the arrow and great Avatar, looking into the teams for FL so my mind is else where πŸ™‚

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.02.12 09:16:02 by chaz Reply

  • @Original Pierre (Comment 8) : Is Chilli not available this weekend? That will even things out. Missed Alberts and Deysel.

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.02.12 09:20:05 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • for those that has a strong stomach here a foto curtsey of a comment from slammerboy on another thread…
    Not for the faint hearted β€œ@KenBorland: That’s a proper gash! RT @DewaldPotgieter: Dont know if the pic is gonna show, not for the fainthearted though.β€œ

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.02.12 12:24:18 by Franshark Reply

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