Richard Ferguson

Minor changes for Bulls

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content on 4 Sep 2013 at 12:10
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The Bulls team to face the Cheetahs at Loftus this weekend has been announced.

The only change to the backline sees Francois Venter return to the starting team, Ulrich Beyers dropping to the bench.

Amongst the forwards, Jacques Engelbrecht replaces Jacques du Plessis, the latter dropping to the bench. The final change comes in the front row where Morne Mellett drops out of the match 22 altogether, being replaced by Marcel van der Merwe.

Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Akona Ndungane, 10 Handrรฉ Pollard, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Jono Ross (c), 7 Jacques Engelbrecht, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.

Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 David Bulbring, 19 Jacques du Plessis, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Ulrich Beyers, 22 Clayton Blommetjies/Tiaan Schoeman


  • I think this one will be difficult to call on BRU… What to do What to do!!!
    Ahhh maybe a draw!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.09.13 12:15:39 by R Hayward Reply
  • deck chairs, titanic, etc

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.09.13 12:20:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : So the team fell apart after 50min for 2 weeks in a row. They were a couple points apart until that moment. Hardly a titanic situation.

    I do believe that the starting XV can look better on attack if different centres – Swanepoel, Smith etc could be used. But I suppose if you play a backline where your wing has played more games than the whole backline combined, experience is needed.

    The bench must catch a wake up call. That’s where we win or lose games, with Maku, Paige and Kruger the main culprits. That’s where you had the perfect edge in the last 30 min and took the game away. Your reserves were outstanding.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.09.13 15:02:52 by Blue Centurion Reply

    Blue Centurion
  • @Blue Centurion (Comment 3) : Hehehehe yeah Maku has been a stand out player for me thus far.

    Maybe you should give him a start?! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.09.13 10:08:48 by Original Pierre Reply
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