Bulls to test their depth

Written by Jacques Von Gruning (JarsonX)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content on 30 Jan 2013 at 17:46
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The Bulls side to face the Lions in Soweto this weekend has been named and it’s a far from familiar one.

It seems they have opted to test their depth (or lack thereof). This match up also forms part of The Lions challenge.

15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Travis Ismael, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jean Cook, 6 Deon Stegmann (capt), 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Bongo Mbonambi, 17 Hencus van Wyk, 18 Wiaan Liebenberg, 19 Cornell Hess, 20 Ruan Snyman, 21 Handre Pollard, 22 Ulrich Beyers, 23 Jacques du Plessis.


  • They will also play for the Gauteng Rugby Cup in the Gauteng Sports Challenge )Police vs Roodepoort and a dance off between the Bulls Babes and the Felions :).

    The match marks the start of the Blue Bulls’ 75th anniversary and commemorates their first match as an union which was against Transvaal in 1938.

    The Bulls side is a very young side but seriously talented with 13 players having played JWRC’s over the last 4 years and probably represents the Bulls core for the next few years.

    BTW, although the games against the SA franchises are part of the Lions Challenge they are not official matches and players are not capped for them, mainly because the use of replacements are not according to the rules.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.01.13 22:13:19 by Baylion Reply
  • @Baylion (Comment 1) : I dont get to watch a lot of junior rugby so most of the young ones are unfamiliar to me. Thanks for the extra info.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.01.13 07:02:28 by SteelShark Reply
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  • The Lions are going to make it 3 in a row 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.01.13 07:04:45 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Travis Ismael, Jan Serfontein, Handre Pollard, Paul Willemse and Wiaan Liebenberg (captain of Baby Boks) were all part of last year’s champion side.

    Jacques du Plessis, Jan Serfontein and Pollard will also be part of this year’s Baby Bok team

    Bongi Mbonambi, Ulrich Beyers, Juan Schoeman, Jean Cook, Arno Botha (captain once again) were all part of our worst performing Baby Bok side in 2011, they failed to make the semi-finals

    Sampie Mastriet was part of the 2009 Baby Bok team along with Cornell Hess who was also part of the 2008 Baby Bok squad along with Lionel Mapoe

    A little history for those who aren’t familiar with junior rugby (my sympathies to you all by the way). Young squad that will give an indication of the class of players coming through at the Bulls

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.01.13 07:23:38 by Ludz Reply

  • anyone know if it’s being televised,and if it is ,what time?

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.01.13 09:17:53 by clarkville Reply

  • @ clarkville, yes it is, not sure about the time though

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.01.13 09:31:55 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @clarkville (Comment 5) : 15h00

    The Lions team:

    15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert , 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Francois du Toit, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg(c).

    Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 JJ Breet, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Lionel Cronje, 22 Ruhan Nel

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.01.13 09:46:18 by Baylion Reply

  • thanks,SteelShark

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.01.13 12:42:19 by clarkville Reply


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