Bulls lose two ahead of opener

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 19 Feb 2013 at 08:01
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The Bulls have confirmed that neither Bok prop Dean Greyling nor lock Wilhelm Steenkamp will be available for their clash against the Stormers this weekend.

Steenkamp has a shoulder problem and while not a first-choice player in Pretoria, with the likes of Flip van der Merwe and Juandre Kruger available, would nonetheless have been likely to fulfil a bench role and thus renew his rivalry with brother De Kock, who plays in the second row for the Stormers. Steenkamp’s AC joint injury will see him miss out on around two weeks’ of action.

Greyling, on the other hand, is considered the Bulls’ first-choice loose head prop, but has not yet recovered from a stress fracture of the foot. He’ll be on the sidelines for another week; the absence of deputy Dawie Steyn, who is recovering from a broken leg sustained last year, will see rookie Morne Mellett start at 1 against the Stormers when the Bulls side is named later today.


  • Akona Ndungane and Jacques Potgieter also out according to Supersport

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.02.13 08:28:18 by Baylion Reply
  • weren’t the biased bull supporting supersport guys singing about how well the bulls are sitting with no injuries.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.02.13 10:11:36 by Dunx Reply
  • and how the coastal teams are in trouble

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.02.13 10:12:04 by Dunx Reply
  • I rate Morne Mellett as the best loosehead at the Bulls

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.02.13 10:32:21 by Ludz Reply
  • Bulls:

    15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Mornè Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (c), 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandrè Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Mornè Mellett

    Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouchè, Francois Venter

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.02.13 12:01:25 by Baylion Reply
  • @Baylion (Comment 5) : So pretty much the same old same old for the starting 15.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.02.13 12:13:08 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : Conservative starting 15 and Fouche on the bench doesn’t do much either

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.02.13 12:18:56 by Baylion Reply
  • @Ludz (Comment 4) : that’s like saying he’s the tallest member of the de Vito family.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.02.13 12:26:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : 😆

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.02.13 12:33:09 by FireTheLooser Reply


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