Richard Ferguson

Bulls boosted three-fold

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 19 Mar 2012 at 15:26
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The Bulls have been boosted ahead of their game against the Reds this weekend, with news that both Flip van der Merwe and Johann Sadie have been passed fit and will be ready for action, according to Brenden Nel, writing for Supersport.

More good news is that scrumhalf Francois Hougaard is also back after serving his one match ban, and will in all likelihood replace Janno Vermaak in the nine jersey.

The Bulls face a Reds outfit that have been hit by an injury curse, with the Australian team missing three of their flyhalves and having to fly in rookies from Australia.

Flip van der Merwe is back from an ankle injury sustained against the Blues a fortnight ago, while Sadie returns from the shoulder injury picked up in the opening round of the competition.

The Bulls now only wait on the fitness of Deon Steggman ahead of their clash with the Reds. Steggman pulled out of the Blues game late as a result of a hamstring injury.


  • Just slightly off topic…i wonder how many games the Bulls 2nd choice flyhalf will play this year??

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.03.12 15:34:29 by SheldonK Reply
  • didn’t even know stegman had a hamstring :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.03.12 15:34:43 by jovner Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 1) : There’s no such thing 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.03.12 15:56:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • The Bulls can win 😕

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.03.12 16:26:03 by JarsonX Reply
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  • The Bulls are goiung to thump the Reds by 15 plus.

    They should implement a Bonus point rule in SR similar to the English league.

    You ONLY get your 4 try BP if you keep the other team from scoring 4 tries as well. That will stop this we don’t care if you score 50 points as long as we score 51 points attitude.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.03.12 16:50:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : So if they score 3 and you score 4, you get a BP, but if they score 4 you can score 20 but no BP?

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.03.12 06:36:16 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Disagree. I would rather watch the Chiefs – Lions 72-65 game than a 28-21 game. Way more action.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.03.12 07:30:14 by King Shark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 6) : Yes.

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.03.12 08:36:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : Now how do you see that as fair? Firstly, the losing team can no longer get the 4try BP, and second, it favours defensive play at the expense of attacking

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.03.12 08:44:52 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : So the extra incentive for the losing side needing one more try for a bonus point to actually score that try is to deny the opposition a 4-try bonus point?

    I like it. Must make for some helter-skelter stuff with the leading side defending like hell trying to protect their bonus point when the time’s running out, even if they’re way ahead on points.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.03.12 09:24:16 by rhineshark Reply
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