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Bulls retain top youngsters

2012-09-03 12:43

Pretoria - The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd has announced that Wiaan Liebenberg and William Small-Smith have both extended their current contracts and will be available to the Bulls and Blue Bulls in the foreseeable future.

Liebenberg captained the Junior Boks to a historic IRB Junior World Championship title in the final of the 2012 event, while Small-Smith, as his deputy, took charge of the team in the final pool match against England and the semi-final clash against Argentina when Liebenberg was injured.

Liebenberg is currently captaining the log-leading Blue Bulls Under-21 team, while Small-Smith, who is recovering from a knee injury sustained in the JWC, has played for South Africa at international Sevens level and captained SA Schools.

“This is very good news,” Bulls coach Frans Ludeke, said.

“Wiaan and William are proven leaders among their peers in their age groups and to have both extending their careers in Pretoria is a very positive step in our continued mission not only to produce championship teams, but championship people.

“We are conscious of the fact that rugby is much more than just the performance on the field and it is inspiring to know that we have two of the best young leaders in the country remaining loyal to the Blue Bulls brand. It shows that we are doing something right in our dedicated path to excellence.”

Both players have played senior rugby for the Blue Bulls already, having played for the Vodacom Cup team as well as their age group teams at Under-19 and Under-21 level.
 

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Comments
  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-03 12:50

    After Saturday's mess, they should be looking to get back the old guard. Get them all out of retirement and bring back Naas. Stat!

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 14:10

      nee Isak, hy is nie skeef nie

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-09-03 14:46

      @spiekeries - nou wat soek hy dan by die bulle?

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 14:56

      Hy wil tussen manne wees

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-03 15:21

      Sakkie as jy skeef soek hoef jy nie verder as AC en Fleck te kyk... Daai is twee agter mekaar manne hoor... Wonder of die Stompies supporters nog dieselfde voel oor die twee na die naweek???...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-03 15:52

      Sakkie... actually my vriend het ek nie eers die game gekyk... Het die naweek saam my vrou en kinders geniet hier in die Caribbean.. Ek sien ons het so bietjie van n pakslae gekry... Geluk met die wen.. Ek is sekker jy het jou self weer viskas toe gesuip die naweek, want so iets gebeur net eens in n leeftyd daar in Kaap...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-03 16:14

      Sorry Sakkie ek woon nie in SA nie... WAt moet ek doen om jou te convince???

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 04:41

      @spiekeries. Ja jong, julle daar op moftus like mos om "tussen die manne te wees"....... En dan sing julle vir mekaar "liefling"

  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-09-03 12:51

    That lad's got that Pretoria look about him, you know that stupid as sh*t look.....

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-03 12:56

      But he's from Cape Town.

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-09-03 13:00

      It's a look Dumbwin........ some people are born with it, probably had a relative from Pretoria.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-03 13:01

      He did, his uncle Marius. But Marius is from Cape Town too.

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-09-03 13:12

      Could be something in the air, in Pretoria?

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-03 13:22

      Yes, that damned breeze from Cape Town.

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-09-03 13:57

      LOL, touché

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 14:11

      jinne ou valuim, jy lyk self nie te wonderlik nie, en jou girl is bietjie jonk ek se..

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-03 16:37

      @Charles...LOL... very sharp indeed...

  • trokkie.datsun - 2012-09-03 13:09

    It shows that we are doing something right in our dedicated path to excellence.” Joke of the Year

  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-09-03 13:14

    42 - 6 .......................

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-03 13:18

      320 - 5

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-03 14:03

      What's that, Charles? Number of players bought by the BB's vs number of players bought by WP?

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-03 14:05

      Nope, the ratio of legs to teeth at a Newlands game.

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 14:12

      bhaa haaaa haaa Charles, tune die ape!!!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-03 14:36

      I agree, you are correct. 320 refers to the legs the WP team appeared to have while running the BB's to pieces. 5 teeth are all the BB's had left after they got blixemed by the WP C-team. Any more of those statistical gems you have for us?

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 14:55

      Vrot comeback stirrer

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-09-03 15:05

      You know the sad thing is, as a BULLS supporter you guys just love hammering us, and yes there are some moron Bulls fans saying stupid things, just like there is Isak, a moron WP fan. And yet, because of rivalry between provinces I don’t even want to watch Rugby any more. We have a Rugby club back home with guys supporting all unions, but we watch together and enjoy it together. Without the mudslinging after the game. And we support the Boks no matter what!! I love rugby, and if WP gives us a hiding because we play like idiots and deserve to get a bashing. I say well done to the Capies!!! But you lot…… SHEES Blou Bul Groete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND GO BOKKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-03 15:13

      No comeback Spiekeries?

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 15:24

      Hoekom, die ou vertel die waarheid

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-09-03 15:52

      Sien julle wat ek bedoel? Geluk ou papsak jou span het goed gespeel!!!! En hoekom steel jy my suurgat line?

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-09-03 16:15

      AND the mudslinging begins!!! Isak ek mors my asem om jou te probeer reg kry..........

      bernard.ingram - 2012-09-03 16:52

      @dieter. 11 years no Currie Cup ...............

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-09-03 16:53

      Dankie Isak!!! Kom ons hou dit so en ondersteun eerder SA Rugby!!!!!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 04:44

      Ag shame, ou rosequartz moes ook sy hoogs oorspronkilke opinie gee. Wat's fout? Wil niemand met jou speel by die skool nie? *****************42-6********************

  • stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-09-03 13:19

    Julle kan maar te kere gaan oor saterdag se pak slae, dit maak dit net soveel lekkerder as die wiel die dag weer draai. O, ekskuus, die wiel het nog nooit boontoe gedraai vir die stormers nie!

      JaredVN - 2012-09-03 13:38

      Mens kry die Stompies se supporters jammer. Hulle het duidelik nou al moed opgegee om ooit weer iets te wen soos 'n beker. Al waarop die Papsakke nou kan hoop, is om nou en dan teen die Bulle te wen, want selfs die mees geharde Wie-Pie tiksnuiwer besef dat 'n beker nie weer in Nuweland se trofeekas sal pryk nie. Foei tog - CHOKERS!!!!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-03 14:06

      Jared, ek weet dis moeilik vir jou om te verstaan, maar ek sal nogtans probeer om die konsep vir jou te verduidelik: Om 'n beker te kan wen, moet mens ten minste die semi's haal. "You can't win it if you're not in it".

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 14:14

      stirrer jou aap, hoeveel keer het jou poofter span n' beker gelig vir die laaste 10 jaar - zero, help nie jy skraap in die semis in met luck nie dan word jy verneder nie

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-09-03 14:53

      @spekeries - vodacom cup is 'n beker, die conference cup is 'n beker. ons is huidige houers van altwee die bekers, watter huidige bekers het julle op die oomblik? Moenie asb nie se die verouderde super14 trofee nie, dis nie meer 'n geldige trofee nie.

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 15:25

      Gaan kyk in die bulle se trofee kas jou aap

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 15:27

      En as julle jubbel oor n Vodacom cup beker is julle rerig desperaat baa haa haa!!

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-09-03 15:32

      @spekeries - Lyk vir my maar leeg. Julle is nie Currie Beker, Vodacom Beker, Super15 beker of Conference Cup kampione nie, so se maar waarna moet ek kyk in die bulle se trofee kas? die spinnerakke?

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 15:59

      Piet jy kyk na die wp kas

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-09-03 16:39

      sien jy kan nie tel nie, sal jou help - bulle het ZERO huidige bekers - wp/stormers het 2.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-09-03 16:55

      @viskop.papsak. 11 years no Currie Cup....Enough said !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      bernard.ingram - 2012-09-03 16:58

      piet skiet, niemand gee om oor julle flou trofees nie, al wat tel is CC en Super Rugby....waar is julle s'n die laaste 11 jaar? Niks. LOL

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 05:02

      @rosequartz and spiekeries. Waar is julle bekers? Enige bekers. Daar is nie eers 'n koffie beker in die kas op moftus nie. Nie dat ek verwag dat julle dit sal verstaan nie. Julle maak mos baie geraas as julle 'n game wen en nog groter geraas as julle niks het om oor te raas nie. @JaredVN. Wat bedoel jy met nou en dan? Die laaste 5 resultate tussen die twee spanne: 42-6, 20-17, 19-14 en 35-7 almal gewen deur WP/Stormers met die Bulls se enigste oorwinning 28-20 in die tweede rondte van die CC laasjaar. Nogal twee groot pakslae daarin. Soos ek se, die scores raak al groter.

  • ljmostert - 2012-09-03 13:29

    Blue Bull rugby culture reduce talent to mediocrity!

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-03 13:45

      Yep Sadie was a good player until he went to the Bulls. Poor guy

  • john.comyn.18 - 2012-09-03 13:44

    Do they have to try and destroy every youngster in the country??? Sadie, Engelbreght, CJ Stander et al!

      bernard.ingram - 2012-09-03 16:58

      jou brein is vol helium

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 05:17

      @rosequartz. Bewys hom verkeerd met 'n oorspronklike teenargument. Maar nou ja, jy het nog nooit 'n oorspronklike argument van jou eie gehad nie.

  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-09-03 13:56

    die kings sal die Bou Bul span trap!!! #EPkingsontheRISE!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 05:17

      Dit se nie veel nie. Ek dink Oos Vrystaat sal die Bulls kan trap.

  • spiekeries - 2012-09-03 14:16

    help nie jy kry goeie spelers en jou afrigter is useless nie.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 05:56

      Watse goeie spelers?

  • spiekeries - 2012-09-03 14:25

    waar is daai chris idioot vandag, oeps ek het vergeet, dis donker in tronk land nou. seker besig om sy skape te molesteer

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 05:19

      Dis nou lig in die Lucky Country. Waar is jy, besig om jou hand te molesteer?

      spiekeries - 2012-09-04 14:12

      Besig om n bloue te kyk met jou sussie in die hoofrol

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 22:28

      So wanneer gaan jy iets oor die rugby te se he. O ag 'skies ek het vergeet, jy is 'n Pink Pansie ondersteuner. Jy weet niks van rugby af nie.

  • jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-09-03 15:38

    You know the sad thing is, as a BULLS supporter you guys just love hammering us, and yes there are some moron Bulls fans saying stupid things, just like there is Isak, a moron WP fan. And yet, because of rivalry between provinces I don’t even want to watch Rugby any more. We have a Rugby club back home with guys supporting all unions, but we watch together and enjoy it together. Without the mudslinging after the game. And we support the Boks no matter what!! I love rugby, and if WP gives us a hiding because we play like idiots and deserve to get a bashing. I say well done to the Capies!!! But you lot…… SHEES Blou Bul Groete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND GO BOKKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pieter - 2012-09-03 16:14

    Al wat hierdie suurgat klomp FlouBulle nog oor het is om aanmekaar almal te herhinder dat WP 12jaar of so iets laas 'n cup kom wen. Maar wat hulle te flippen dig-of onopgevoed-is om te verstaan is dat op die oomblik speel al die 5 groot SA provinsies almal vir 4 cups. Vodacom, CC, Conference en Superugby. Nou 1 van daai staan op Ellispark, 2 op Nuweland en 1 in NewZealand! daar staan bokkerol cups op Loftus nie, en daar gaan vir laaaaaaank boggerol cups op Loftus staan nie. Meantime wen ons julle maar game after game..Al 3 keer die jaar!!!

      bernard.ingram - 2012-09-03 17:04

      Julle is al so lank swak en die grootste chokers in SA rugby. 11 jaar al. Lekker om so oortuigende onderpresteerders te wees, huh? Conference Cup beteken niks, dis soos om jou suster te soen, wat seker algemeen in Skaapstad is. Geen wonder julle gaan so tekere oor die teekoppie nie. Die Vodacom Cup is vir jong spelers, en nie senior spelers nie, so dis nie big league nie. Ja, nee...enigiets om jouself te oortuig julle is nie swak chokers nie. Nee, wat gaan drink 'n eno en slaap jou hangover af!

      tertius.devereaux - 2012-09-03 17:20

      Di afgelope 5jaar het al di groot unies di currie-beker gewen behalwe Western Problems

      bernard.ingram - 2012-09-03 17:47

      "Western Province coach Allister Coetzee said it after his team’s win over the Blue Bulls and the weekend generally reflected it – this year’s Absa Currie Cup is a ‘funny’ tournament." http://www.supersport.com/rugby/article.aspx?Id=1562471 Says all about how serious your useless coach is when it comes to winning the Currie Cup.

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 19:10

      Ja, maar ons was al daar en het al heelwat t-shirts, julle lot print aan die begin van elke seisoen n' moerse klomp net om dit op die einde te gebruik om julle trane af te vee

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 05:21

      @Rosequartz. You clearly don't understand Allister. He was saying it is a funny tournament. He is laughing at the jokers in light blue that gave him the giggles on Newlands on Saturday.

  • leon.young.9003 - 2012-09-03 18:21

    Big unions poaching eastern cape players should be fined 1 million rand for each stolen player

      spiekeries - 2012-09-03 19:06

      Se vir my, sal jy vir n' swak salaris werk meet puke watson se pa as jou baas, of sal jy vir n' groot salaris werk in gauteng of natal?

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 05:22

      Jy moet 'n nog groter salaris in Kanada try. Vra vir jou maatjie dr. Spiertjies. Hy verdien mos miljoene.

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-04 05:28

    Jislaaik, met daai bekommerde, dom uitdrukking lyk daai outjie darem baie soos Heineken......

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