Potgieter leads Bulls in opener

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content on 8 Aug 2012 at 08:30
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Pine Pienaar has named his Blue Bulls side to take on Griquas in the first match of 2012’s Currie Cup. Dewald Potgieter will lead the team onto the Loftus turf, ahead of a 7pm Friday night kick-off.

Potgieter will have two other test Springboks in the starting line-up, in the form of winger Akona Ndungane and flank Deon Stegmann, with Bok discard Werner Kruger falling even further from grace, playing off the bench behind Frik Kirsten. The Bulls have called up youngsters aplenty, with the likes of Ulrich Beyers and Clayotn Blommetjies making first starts at this level.

Look out for Lions Super Rugby player Grant Hattingh on the bench, as long as Baby Bok hero Jan Serfontein.

Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Ulrich Beyers, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Clayton Blommetjies, 10 Louis Fouché, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Cornell Hess, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Dawie Steyn.

Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 CJ Stander, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 Jan Serfontein.


  • I have no idea what to makes of this years CC. Imo anyone can take it.

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.08.12 10:16:50 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : yes – exactly. Six teams of roughly equal strength… it could and should be really exiting.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.08.12 10:23:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : My FL strategy doesnt allow for teams of equal strenght 😕 But nonetheless, exiting times it should be.

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.08.12 10:26:43 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Wow Jan Serfontein and Grant Hattignh… It will be great to see how they fair at senior level (talking especially about Jan)

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.08.12 10:57:40 by Letgo Reply
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