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Van Wyk is Bulls tour bolter


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 5 Mar 2013 at 14:29
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Hands up if you’ve ever heard the name “Hencus van Wyk”…. ok, me neither.

The young prop, who’s been playing for Tukkies in the Varsity Cup, joins the Bulls Super Rugby tour party as the fourth front-ranker and will look to win a maiden cap during the course of the tour.

There are no further surprises in the group, with Bjorn Basson included, even though he will only join up with the team in a week’s time, after his ankle injury has cleared.

The Bulls play the Blues in Auckland this weekend, before moving on to face the Crusaders, Reds and Brumbies in what is being dubbed the “tour from hell”.

Bulls tour squad: Zane Kirchner, Jürgen Visser, Akona Ndungane, Bjorn Basson, Lionel Mapoe, JJ Engelbrecht, Wynand Olivier, Jan Serfontein, Louis Fouchè, Mornè Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Jano Vermaak, Pierre Spies (captain), Arno Botha, Jacques Potgieter, Dewald Potgieter, Deon Stegmann, Grant Hattingh, Juandrè Kruger, Flip van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Frik Kirsten, Mornè Mellett, Hencus van Wyk, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Willie Wepener


7 Comments

  • On paper the Bulls will be lucky to score one win on tour, but on the day anyone of the Reds and Brumbies can be taken.

    Even the Crusaders are vulnerable this early in the season.

    Blues will definitely demolish the Bulls, as is the case every year.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.03.13 14:51:18 by FireTheLooser Reply
     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 1) : I agree with you…. rugby isn’t played on paper. The Bulls will pick up a win somewhere along the way. Crusaders are vulnerable.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.03.13 15:01:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 1) : I agree. Also the Brumbies wil play the bulls as the first game back home after a tour to SA. Maybe some jetlag will influence the game in the Bulls favour…

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.03.13 15:10:55 by Viking Reply
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  • Hencus was u19 tighthead in 2011 and was u21 tighthead for Bulls last year

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.03.13 16:59:20 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 4) : is he shit like all their other props?

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.03.13 17:11:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : he’s okay, does what’s required of him and has a nice work rate, scrums okay. Nothing to write home about, but solid enough

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.03.13 19:58:14 by Ludz Reply

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  • The flip side of the “tour from hell” is that you get the easier games at home. Target week 2 and 3 against the Crusaders and Reds for 5 points from the tour, save some energies for many 5-pointers at Loftus and the Bulls should be there about come play-off time.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.03.13 01:39:44 by fyndraai Reply
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