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Bulls won't get emotional

2011-07-28 23:00

Cape Town - The Blue Bulls are hesitant to put too much emphasis on the derby-aspect in their clash against Western Province at Newlands, and are determined not to let their emotions get the better of them.

The presence of two future Blue Bulls players in Western Province's backline could make for an intriguing midfield battle on Saturday.

Johann Sadie (centre) and JJ Engelbrecht (wing) have both signed contracts with the Blue Bulls for next season and will join the Pretoria-based outfit on 1 November this year.

It will be interesting to see how the Bulls' centre combination of Stefan Watermeyer and Stephan Dippenaar perform against players with whom they could be competing for spots in the first XV next year.

However, Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar has dismissed talks that their main focus is on Sadie and Engelbrecht.

He says it will definitely not distract his charges from the job at hand and dismissed it as mere sensation-seeking from the media.

"We are focusing only on things from our side this year. They (Sadie and Engelbrecht) are exceptional players, but they will only play for us next year. The guys currently playing in our midfield are quality players and it is up to them to make Saturday special, Pienaar told Pieter Jordaan from Beeld.

Bulls captain Gary Botha also says they won't get too involved in emotional sideshows that could distract them from the job at hand.

"This is just another Currie Cup season and it is just another match," said Botha.

Teams:

Western Province:
15. Conrad Jantjes, 14. Danie Poolman, 13. Johann Sadie, 12. Tim Whitehead, 11. JJ Engelbrecht, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Nick Koster, 7. Siya Kolisi, 6. Rohan Kitshoff, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Hilton Lobberts, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Deon Fourie (captain), 1. Wicus Blaauw

Substitutes: 16. Tiaan Liebenberg, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. Adriaan Fondse, 19. Nicholas Fenton-Wells, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Isma-eel Dollie, 22. Marcel Brache

Blue Bulls:
15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Stephan Dippenaar, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Gerhard van den Heever, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Dustin Jinka, 8 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Derick Kuün, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Fudge Mabeta, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Gary Botha (captain), 1 Corné Fourie

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Warwick Tecklenburg, 19 CJ Stander, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Marnitz Boshoff,  22 Francois Venter
 

Sport24

Comments
  • Neilson - 2011-07-29 00:28

    I think thee Bulls current centre pairing is better than their first choice paring. This will be an interesting clash to see if the acquired players was a good buy or not.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-29 06:19

      I'm happy with Watermeyer and Dippenaar. Sadie can be backup. As for Engelbrecht, we've got van den Heever and Basson. Engelbrecht will be a decent reserve.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 07:45

      More Dozer,Ja dit sal ons diepte op die bench gee,,,,,Nee Andries ons praat nie van jou park bench nie

      gooinat - 2011-07-29 07:53

      Phew but you boys are chirpy this morning,kom Maandag dan is Lloyd dik bek(1 more sleep for the kiddies) en Alwyn is alweer AWOL vir 'n paar dae besig om te sulk,oh by the way MORNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 07:59

      @Gooinat,om jou vraag op die ander thread te antwoord -Pienaar op 15 En ja ek is chirpy vanoggend,hoekom nie? dis Vrydag

      gooinat - 2011-07-29 08:04

      @Alwyn,I think Steyn will do a good job at Fullback,we all have to back him as we all back the Boks(except our SMALL friend Kok)Pienaar would have been my choice as well if push comes to shove.It is Friday and lotsa rugga to look forward to,enjoy it!!!!!!By the way Province by 7 points!!!!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 08:08

      Gooinat do you realy believe that Province will lose by 7 points?,i ve got them by 12

      gooinat - 2011-07-29 08:12

      Ag come now Alwyn,I back my team,I think it will be a good game just hope the weather clears up so that we can see some running rugby!!!!!!!

      Andy49 - 2011-07-30 19:00

      Sorry losers, WP 35- Bulls 7, not just a loss but a hiding.

  • Kleinboet - 2011-07-29 01:28

    Not getting emotional? Don't make me laugh! They don't even fool themselves. Every match between the Blue Bulls and WP will always be emotional. Besides, the Blue Bull supporters are already very emorional about the game and their team. You would, from reading Sport24 comments, believe that their untested team is already the Springbokke in blue. Nobody believe that Sadie and Engelbrecht will not be targeted - their direct opponents will try to show that THEY should have been paid the big bucks for next year's Super15 instead of these two youngsters. Saturdays game is going to be hard and ruthless and full of raw emotion. Only time will tell who is going to come up winners.

      BlouBos - 2011-07-29 08:46

      Ag Kleinboet, not you again. Unlike the WP, the Bulls are long over the emotional thing because we have learned to win cups and a BMT. You guys still suffering from Crusader Bomb shock and that is understandable and it will have a mental and emotional effect on you. My advice to you.................get over it? Blou Bulle BO………….!!!

      jk - 2011-07-29 08:57

      stem heelhartig saam kleinboet

      BardofAvon - 2011-07-30 04:06

      Kleinboet, that's a hellava long way of saying it's every rugby player's dream to bench for the Bulls.

  • WPBLIKSEM - 2011-07-29 06:09

    They BETTR not get emotional on the field, because hulle supporters gaan moreaand LAAAAANNG TRANE huil....... Maak ALLE WP spelers ONMIDDELIK springbokke WP jou LEKKA DENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going to be another EPIC game, may the BEST(WP) team win......

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-29 06:17

      Trane van blydskap.

      BokBru - 2011-07-29 07:00

      Ek stem saam Bulldozer. Blydskap dat julle hulle gekoop het en hulle julle nie weer so kan martel nie.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 07:43

      Balsak,as al die WP spelers Bokke moet wees sal die Choke kultuur nie net tot die krieket beperk word nie,WP/Stormers se rekord spreek van self.10 jaar en einde nie in sig

      BlouBos - 2011-07-29 08:13

      Sob.............give me a tissue please!!!!

      jk - 2011-07-29 08:28

      n sakkie droee bokkoms en n samoooosa, n serp en n hoedjie met n rooi disa- ghoema ghoema klop my hart op NUWELAND!!!-PROOOOVINCE!! PROOOOOVINCE!! PROOOOVINCE!!! DIE C/CUP KOM IN 2011

      jk - 2011-07-29 09:57

      agent- carry on... talking about a dwnward spiral..., as jy maar soveel tyd spandeer om jou rugby kennis op te bou as wat jy my spelling check, sal jy minder jou naam gat maak seun...

  • Jakob - 2011-07-29 07:50

    i would, coz rugby is really sad..

  • Tantrum - 2011-07-29 07:51

    "Bulls won't get emotional" - and I was looking foreward to see them crying on the field ...

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 07:52

      Like the Stormers in the Super final in 2010,or WP in the Curriecup final 2010?,Nah,cowboys dont cry

      jk - 2011-07-29 08:29

      agent- wil jou laaaaaang trane sat aand sien...

      BlouBos - 2011-07-29 08:42

      The Bulls have a BMT - for the Stormers not knowing what it is "Big Match Temperament". Once you have BMT then there is place for tissues.

      jk - 2011-07-29 08:46

      dozer & agent- luister katel knape- kry ASB tog iets anders om op te hammer. En verduidelik vir ons waar kry julle 19 jaar????

      jk - 2011-07-29 08:47

      bloubos- julle was lucky met julle eerste super rugby wen, niemand het eers probeer om habana te tackle nie???

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 09:02

      jk-habana? "H" in die begin van n naam,of nee wag die keer is jy reg ,my fout,as iemand onbelangrik is kan jy dit skryf net soos jy wil

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-29 09:22

      Sorry jk, tikvoutjie. Ek is ook maar net mens.

      jk - 2011-07-29 09:22

      mooi agent- nou verstaan ons mekaar

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 09:37

      jk -nee nie rerig nie ek moet nog steeds die HAT woordeboek vir onnosele etters nader trek om van jou woorde te ontsyfer

      jk - 2011-07-29 09:39

      oops- en daar bring jk weer die ware agent te vore- WATCH JOU TAAAAAAAAAL JOU LUI LUMMEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 09:44

      Jou vrou het nie gedink ek was lui nie,inteendeel sy het baie happy gelyk

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 09:49

      Jk-Taal het net die twee a,s in ek belowe jou jy het dit verkeerd gespel

      jk - 2011-07-29 10:10

      agent007- so what water baba...

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 10:12

      N 19 Jarige blonde stukkie in die jaccuzi is my idee van n water baby

      jk - 2011-07-29 10:17

      agent- wie fool jy? net jouself...

      jk - 2011-07-29 10:18

      pop speel lekker agent? het sy n stoel nodig gehad om in die jacuzzi in te klim??? lol!!!!

  • jk - 2011-07-29 08:26

    hulle gaan emotional wees na die loesing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BiggestBull - 2011-07-29 10:51

    Any news on Pierre Spies' injury?

      BlouBos - 2011-07-29 11:03

      Hulle hou hom eers in die kraal, maar wag todat hulle hom gaan loslaat. Hoe stop mens 'n "Beast" wat op jou afstorm...........met 'n "Spies" natuurlik

      jk - 2011-07-29 11:21

      biggestbull- we DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONT CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      BlouBos - 2011-07-29 11:35

      Eastern Prooooooooovince I presume.

      BlouBos - 2011-07-29 11:42

      Hi dude. Get a new keyboard, your O and A are stuck.

      BlueRaven - 2011-07-29 11:50

      jk het jou ma jou nie geleer om nie n vloer moer ie tantrum in publiek te gooi nie?

      jk - 2011-07-29 12:05

      PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BiggestBull - 2011-07-29 10:55

    I am very emotional. Any way, any news on Pierre Spies' injury?

      BlouBos - 2011-07-29 11:40

      I also waiting on news, any news out on "Spies"

      jk - 2011-07-29 12:06

      WE DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONT CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BardofAvon - 2011-07-30 04:04

    This is much better than the columns about the springbok games. At least all the players here are Bulls.

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