Currie Cup

Bulls receive late setback

2011-08-04 17:42
Bjorn Basson (File)

Johannesburg - Blue Bulls wing Bjorn Basson has been withdrawn from Saturday's Absa Currie Cup rugby match against the Lions in Pretoria because of concussion sustained in last week's Test match between the Springboks and All Blacks in Wellington.

Basson, who scored a record 21 tries in last year's competition while still at Griquas, will be replaced by Stephan Dippenaar with Jurgen Visser coming in on the bench.

The speedster is expected to be back to make his Blue Bulls debut next week when the men from Pretoria host Griquas - his former team.


Blue Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Stephan Dippenaar, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Dustin Jinka, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 6 Derick Kuun, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Gary Botha, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Fudge Mabeta, 19 Deon Stegmann, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Marntiz Boshoff, 22 Jurgen Visser

Golden Lions: 15 Michael Killian, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Lionel Mapoe, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (capt.), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Patric Cilliers, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Warren Whiteley, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Burton Francs, 22 Jaco Taute

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