Bulls, Brumbies named

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 24 Jul 2013 at 12:35
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Both the Bulls and Brumbies teams to contest Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final at Loftus have been named.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has strengthened the side that suffered an embarrassing reversal at Newlands a fortnight ago; Jan Serfontein and Francois Hougaard return to the starting lineup after missing that game through injury, while there’s also a return for former Junior Bok lock Paul Willemse on the bench.

Jake White has opted to keep his Brumbies unit unchanged from their qualifier win over the Cheetahs on Sunday.

Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Morne Mellett, 19 Paul Willemse, 20 Jono Ross, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 JΓΌrgen Visser

Brumbies: 15. Jesse Mogg, 14. Henry Speight, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 12. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Clyde Rathbone, 10. Matt Toomua, 9. Nic White, 8. Ben Mowen (captain), 7. George Smith, 6. Peter Kimlin, 5. Sam Carter, 4. Scott Fardy, 3. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. Scott Sio
Substitutes: 16. Siliva Siliva, 17. Ruan Smith, 18. Fotu Auelua, 19. Colby Faingaa, 20. Ian Prior, 21. Andrew Smith, 22. Joe Tomane


  • ok, time to get back to my Pretoria roots and become a Bulls supporter for the week-end. Go boys!

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.07.13 13:02:23 by stevovo Reply
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  • The Brumbies scrum is going to push Dean and Werner’s heads through their poepolle.

    Candidates for worst Boks ever. Can’t understand why they are starting. Their bench props are way better

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.07.13 13:10:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @stevovo (Comment 1) : still dont know if i can support the bulls

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.07.13 13:15:16 by Dunx Reply

  • @Dunx (Comment 3) : It will be hard, but I just can’t see myself supporting an Aussie team

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.07.13 13:46:11 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 2) : Don’t be ridiculous! They were obviously the biggest players at age group level and this automatically means they’ll be good at senior level πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.07.13 13:53:37 by StevieS Reply
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 4) : Damn is that our options? Either the Bulls or and Aussie team? Sigh, Bulls it is and just for fun I’ll go and visit the inlaws (who are all Bull supporters) and watch them go thru the motions. I’ll be sure to make a remark every now and then to raise the blood pressure.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.07.13 14:35:43 by Farlington Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 2) : Have to agree with you there. Been that way since last year already and there is still little to no improvement.
    Kirsten was tried earlier this season and proved quite adequite. But he had one bad game overseas and was benched since then. After that Kruger has had numerous bad games and he still plays.

    Just think that a specialist coach might be the answer here.

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.07.13 15:11:45 by Blue Centurion Reply

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  • @Blue Centurion (Comment 7) : Specialist coach? But you have Victor Matfield, he captained your team to 3 SR cups, surely he is all the specialist coaches required all rolled into one. 😈 πŸ˜†

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.07.13 15:16:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 8) : Very funny.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.07.13 15:38:34 by Blue Centurion Reply

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  • Come On The Wild Horses !! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.07.13 09:07:41 by Original Pierre Reply
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