Bulls make two changes for Newlands clash

Written by Maria Delport (Letgo)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 13 Aug 2014 at 10:35
Tagged with :

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made two changes to the starting team that went down against the Lions in humiliating fashion against the Lions last weekend. The Bulls will travel to Newlands to take on Western Province in another tough away encounter.

Jacques du Plesses returns from injury and has been drafted straight back into the starting team in place of Jacques Engelbrecht, who moves to the bench with Wiaan Liebenberg droppping out of the match 22 completely. Jono Ross will take Engelbrecht’s place at the back of the scrum with Du Plessis moving into his place at flank.

Blue Bulls captain Deon Stegmann rightly pointed out that the Bulls will get a great lineout option back with the return of Du Plessis, not to mentioned the speed and size he brings to the team with his ball-carrying.

In one further change, Dean Greyling suffered a calf strain and has been replaced by Marcel van der Merwe, with Hencus van Wyk taking his place on the bench.

Frans Ludeke spoke about the challenges they faced in the opening weeks of the campaign, but said that they were up for the challenge and will only look forward to this weeks game, “We’ve buried last week’s performance and now focus on what we can deliver against a very competent Western Province side.” said Ludeke “We know only too well that this is a massive opportunity for us to show our character and drive for success.”

Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Jono Ross, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann(captain), 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Hencus Van Wyk, 18 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Tony Jantjies, 22 Jesse Kriel.


  • Another loss coming up

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.08.14 11:55:53 by JarsonX Reply
  • Who cares?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.08.14 12:04:57 by JD Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld JD
  • Well, I certainly won’t be backing the Bulls on Superbru…

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.08.14 13:53:33 by pastorshark Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld pastorshark
  • I see the Sharks have only made one change: Astle in for Lewies…so EO still at 7…

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.08.14 13:54:22 by pastorshark Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld pastorshark

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.