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Bulls desperate for 10 points

2011-10-06 16:44

Pretoria - Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar has emphasised the need to score bonus point victories in their last two round-robin Currie Cup games.

This week, the men from Pretoria travel to Kimberley to take on Griquas at GWK Park.

It’s never easy at GWK Park, but the Blue Bulls will have to overcome the Kimberley-factor as well as a fired-up Griquas side if they are to keep their Currie Cup semi-final hopes alive.

Even though the Bulls have been relatively successful in the Northern Cape - they haven’t lost there in Currie Cup rugby since 30 June 2007 - their coach, Pine Pienaar, admitted that this could be one of their hardest matches of 2011.

The Bulls have lost Zane Kirchner to Rugby World Cup duty, but Pienaar has selected Dean Greyling (prop), Deon Stegmann (flank) and Akona Ndungane (wing), all three of them Springboks that have been missing due to injuries lately.

“The reality is that Griquas could still get past us on the log, so they have everything to play for as well. We will probably need 10 points from our last two games to stay in the play-off race, so it will be two pretty desperate teams taking on each other,” Pienaar said.

“It has always been a massive challenge to go and beat Griquas on their home patch and we will need all the experience we can get to do that. It is therefore very pleasing to welcome back the three Springboks to our team.”

Griquas welcome back their mercurial scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius this weekend. If he can replicate the form that saw him turn the game against the Leopards last weekend, the Blue Bulls will have their hands full with Pretorius.

Teams:

Griquas:
15 Rudi Vogt, 14 Dusty Noble, 13 Wilmaure Louw, 12 Matthew Rosslee, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Jonathan Mokuena (captain), 5 George Earle, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Ivann Espag

Substitutes: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Steph Roberts, 18 Jaco Nepgen, 19 Burger Schoeman, 20 Marnus Hugo, 21 Earl Rose, 22 Monty Dumond/Fabian Juries

Blue Bulls:
15 Gerhard van Heever, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Wynand Olivier, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Gary Botha (captain), 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Dustin Jinka, 21 Francois Brummer, 22 Warwick Tecklenburg

Sport24

Comments
  • Northern Stormer - 2011-10-06 16:47

    You're looking at the wrong weekend Pine. The possible five pointer is only scheduled for next weekend. This saturday is survival only - Sterkte !!!!

      Christo - 2011-10-06 16:54

      Idiots are always desperate.

      Marius Swart - 2011-10-06 17:20

      @Christo.Laat ons raai jy is WP ondersteuner.Nou weet ons almal hoe slim is jy.

      Carl Muller - 2011-10-06 17:54

      It always takes a big idiot to see a small one....

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-10-06 18:17

      And so are Griquas, they are also fighting for survival like the Pretoria Boys. The Bulls is a difficult team to beat, but I put my money on Griquas to take this one. It's not going to be PRETTY, but I think the Griquas by 7+!!!!! WP groete!!!!!

      Oukoos - 2011-10-06 19:33

      @ ATTENTION SEEKING NORTHERN BRAIN SURGEON Geniet jul laaste twee dae op nr 4, na die naweek is julle weereens die jokers van wereldrugby

      Neilson - 2011-10-06 22:14

      @Oukoos, I am not even a Bulls Supporter, but who did you think was the "Jokers" of rugby the last decade or longer? Let think about it... the Bulls won some supper rugby finals and Currie cups, the FreeState and Sharkies some Currie Cups, two by the sharks in the last two year, the Sharks and Bulls won a World Cup in 2007, even the Lions won a Currie Cup in 99. Hmmm... jokers... O yes, there is one other team left, definitively the jokers of SA Rugby.

      Oukoos - 2011-10-06 22:16

      @Neilson Ons stem saam dan, ek verwys na WP/STORMERS as die grootste rugby joke op die planeet die laaste dekade

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-07 06:59

      Ai ai die klomp sukkel so met konsentrasie dat hulle skoon vergeet om op te let na die huidige rugby seisoen eerder as om heeltyd die verlede aan te haal. Kyk mooi die berig gaan oor die Bulls wat 5 punte soek, kyk weer my comment se nee nie die naweek nie maar dalk volgende naweek - en al wat julle n plesiertjie gee is - WP,WP,WP,WP en weer WP. Die WP span bekommer julle ne ??? Pasop as dit gebeur dat julle nie die Griekwas afstof nie skuif julle sesde plek toe - probeer eers daar wegbly voor julle, julle oe op die 4de plek sit - konsentreer !!!!!

      wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-07 07:31

      @Northen Stormer, Jy moet kort sinne skryf sodat die bulle kan verstaan

      GHT - 2011-10-07 08:27

      I am a WP supporter (and a massive one at that), but only a fool would dismiss the form of the Bulls team at the moment. The last 2 games aren’t about the Bulls scoring 10 points because the way they are playing it's almost a certainty. It's ALL about Province surviving by scoring 8 points (possibly 7 due to a superior point’s difference).

      BulvanBulle - 2011-10-07 16:05

      @northern brain surgeon Will you be on here Sun morning? Please promise the blog.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-07 16:32

      Ek is altyd Sondae oggende hier - wen of verloor. Nie nodig om weg te kruip nie. Ek ondersteun miskien nie dieselfde span as jy nie maar ek is nogsteeds n rugby ondersteuner en was nog nooit bang om my mening te lug en om pakslae te vat as dit due is nie - maar..................... ek vat ook n wen as hy ons kant toe kom want hulle is maar min !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      BulvanBulle - 2011-10-07 18:29

      @Northern Man, na jou laaste stelling oor jy sal Sondag hier wees like ek jou sommer

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-08 16:48

      Ek dog toe ek sou maar sommer nou n draai maak en se - I TOLD YOU GENIUS !!! Hoop nie my span jaag dieselfde stront aan nie. Well done Bulls & Griekwas - great rugby - 92 points and 12 tries - better than that you can't get - excellent rugby !!!!

      CliffB - 2011-10-08 16:50

      Oukoos , Nielson : Who are the JOKERS today - You 2 Clowns !!!

  • wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-06 16:50

    In jou drome Pine, in jou drome

      Carl Muller - 2011-10-08 13:29

      Ek hoop julle maak dit vandag, ander sdroom jy.....

  • DeonL - 2011-10-06 16:53

    Go Bulle, but it might not be enough.

  • bull - 2011-10-06 16:59

    dont warry about all this negative comments, all of them are wp-(kla gatte) they know the end is near for them

  • jontheb - 2011-10-06 20:05

    Jano Vermaak is such a chop! What does he think will happen next year when Hougaard returns to the Bulls? The Lions will continue on their improved form and will probably deliver their best super rugby performance since the Super10 - while he warms the bench for the Bulls - moron!

      Oukoos - 2011-10-06 20:37

      @jontheb Wanneer laas het jy 'n PK gehad?

      frans.visserdsb - 2011-10-07 07:29

      yeah... he must really feel stupid. Leaves the Lions during their most successful season in years to join the Bulls going through their worst in years...don't worry, it happens to me in the bank when i change queues...

      wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-07 07:33

      Oudoos, jou ma gee jou elke dag n PK, jou nar

      Juan - 2011-10-07 08:45

      Stem 100% saam jou daar, dink Jano hou daarvan om onder op die log te le...

      Robschele - 2011-10-07 18:00

      Like the Bulls did with Kennedy Tsimba.

  • wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-07 07:02

    More stuikel die MOFmasjien

      Makatees - 2011-10-07 08:14

      Ek weet nie ,was jy by toe jou pa gestruikel het ?,Na hierdie naweek Bulle op 38 punte,Papsakke op 36 punte,vlg naweek Bulle op 43 punte en papsakke op41 punte en 5de op die Log,Gelukkig kan hulle darem die semi,s op TV kyk en nie verder beserings opdoen nie

      wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-07 08:24

      @ MAKATEES , JOU NAAM SE DIT ALS

      Makatees - 2011-10-07 08:28

      Miskien maar as jy iets wat al tien jaar n span wat choke,lose en proes as n lekker ding bestempel het jy nie regtig enige standaarde nie of is jy eenvoudig net gewoond as n loser of hoe se ek mofgat?

      wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-07 08:53

      mofgat? Is dit nie by die bulle waar 50 000 mans liefling vir n ander man sing nie? en waar meisiekind speel nie?

  • BlueSilver - 2011-10-07 09:10

    Go Bulle! Die WP is bekommerd!

  • Gerhard Greyling - 2011-10-07 09:32

    Such a waste of an article. Should really have included a paragraph about log standings and a likely scenario or two of what would happen as a result of other fixtures. News24 can surely do better.

  • bull - 2011-10-07 09:32

    wpjoulekading, sounds to me you are one of those people who are front of line next to your mate's but alone, you silent, we al see you really dont know ruby d.....s

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-07 10:28

      Wonder who this Ruby is he is referring to - wonder also who is the reel goos here !!!

      wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-07 14:31

      bull jy moet leer spel ! Wat is ruby? op moftus speel julle ruby maar die res van SA speel RUGBY Jou engelse gramatika is pateties, het jy in Rusland leer engels praat?

      BulvanBulle - 2011-10-07 15:05

      @bull Moet jou nie steur aan Northern brain surgeon nie, dis nou tipies, hy sal aangaan oor een spelfoutjie en die hel punt mis. Asof sy spelling nou iets beteken, en glo my, die rocket het hy nie ontwerp nie. Sulke regte WP stellingtjies, praat baie maar se niks

      wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-07 15:12

      @OsvanOsse, lees net bul se "comment" n graad 1 kind kan beter engels skryf as ou bul(Dit is as jy nou engels kan verstaan)

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-07 15:50

      @wpjoulekkading - Pella dis hoekom ek nie reageer nie want jy sien hulle verstaan nie. Arme NulvanTrille se dag is nie gemaak as hy nie iets negatiefs op een van my comments maak nie - minderwaardigheids kompleks sou ek se - die poepol kan nie dink nie - hy gebruik soveel skuilname dis nie waar nie (Brannas/Oukoos(fake)./BulvanBulle/Balsak/ ens ens ens ) - maar ek sou ook skaam gewees het oor my kennis as ek hy was !!

      BulvanBulle - 2011-10-07 18:09

      @northern brain surgeon Baie mooi daar, ek sien die intelligensie sprankel weer uit jou stellings

  • Jackie - 2011-10-07 13:48

    go bulls!

  • mike881 - 2011-10-07 13:49

    Ah, good to see Stegmann playing - that should guarantee Griquas at least 9 points assuming that they can kick their (Stegmann) penalties over.

      wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-07 15:14

      Stegie= strafskop masjien

  • CliffB - 2011-10-08 16:47

    Lekker Ou Flou Nulle , sal moet appelleer dat hulle 8 punte kan kry van Luiperd Game !!!!!!!

  • CliffB - 2011-10-08 16:52

    Northern Stormer : Sal maar more weer kyk , miskien kan Ou Dom Gary reel dat hulle nog punte kry van die verloorslag !!!

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