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Sadie to start for Blue Bulls

2012-08-22 13:32

Pretoria - Johann Sadie will start in his first Currie Cup match for the Blue Bulls.

The attacking midfielder has been included in the side to face the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday and is one of four changes made by coach Pine Pienaar.

Sadie replaces Ulrich Beyers who will return to the Under-21 side in the only change amongst the backs.

Up front, Dewald Potgieter returns at number eight after he was ruled out shortly before kick-off last week and captains the side, with CJ Stander moving to the side of the scrum.

Grant Hattingh, who played on the flank last week, moves to lock in place of Cornell Hess.

The most experience prop in the province, Werner Kruger, also returns as tighthead, with Frik Kirsten moving to the bench.

Amongst the reserves Arno Botha comes back after a hamstring injury and former Golden Lions scrumhalf Rudy Paige could earn a first start since being on loan from the Johannesburg team.

“The Sharks are log leaders and undefeated, need I say more about the challenge we have,” Pienaar said on Wednesday.

“We were not at our best last week in Bloemfontein and have no option to recover and rebound from that if we want to beat the Sharks. We have some players back and that will make a difference in the way we play,” he said.

Teams:


Blue Bulls:


15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Clayton Blommetjies, 10 Louis Fouché, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 CJ Stander, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Dawie Steyn

Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Cornell Hess, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Rudi Paige, 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 Jan Serfontein

Sharks:

TBA

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Comments
  • ettiene.esterhuizen.7 - 2012-08-22 13:52

    To be realistic i think the sharks will take it by 10-15 points. Would've loved to see Beyers at 15,Serfontein at 12 and Cronje at 10. Anyway Go Bulls

      dave.short.102 - 2012-08-22 15:47

      Agreed!

      pieter.vanniekerk.188 - 2012-08-22 16:04

      Go Bulle - maak julle ondankbare ondersteuners trots!

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-22 16:48

      pieter, net nie die ondankbares nie, maar ook nie onnoseles.

  • sharkie.fin - 2012-08-22 13:53

    Thought he was going to Bloem? Bulls are weak enough to be beaten by the sharks in any case...

      ettiene.esterhuizen.7 - 2012-08-22 13:55

      He is going , only next year though

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-22 15:12

      The Sooner the Better...

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-22 16:50

      Oh dear, these Sharks are really behind the news in their banana province. No wonder they keep slipping at the final hurdle.

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-08-22 13:57

    Julle sit nog steeds die pot mis! Blommetjies moet 15 speel - dis sy beste posisie. CJ nr - die beste wat daar is maar julle kan hom mos maar rondvoeter want hy waai die einde van die seisoen. Serfontein moet senter! Maar ou Pine sal sien hoe dinge om hom uitmekaarval. Sharks met 10 en Bulls 2de laaste op die log teen die trant.

      pieter.vanniekerk.188 - 2012-08-22 15:04

      Ai, ai, ai! Selfs die Blou Bulle verdien nie die las van 'n Sadie in die span nie. Dit kon egter erger gewees het - Earl Rose i.p.v. Sadie Voorspoed vir Saterdag Stormer groete

      pieter.vanniekerk.188 - 2012-08-22 15:27

      Hoekom die af-duime. Selfs 'n WP ondersteuner mag seker elke wan en dan die Bulle voorspoed toewens

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-22 16:52

      @ blueraven. Die grootste gekerm en geknars van tande kom van een Bul ondersteunder, rinus. Ek is doodseker hy is glad nie 'n blou bul ondersteuner nie. Hy is fake.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-22 16:53

      dankie pieter! Hoop julle kom ook die mas op.

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-08-22 14:16

    "attacking midfielder"? The only things that Sadie have attacked for the past two years, are unions and coaches if their opinion of his capabilities don't match up with his own opinion of himself.

      pieter.vanniekerk.188 - 2012-08-22 15:05

      Knap gestel!

  • dave.short.102 - 2012-08-22 15:24

    GO BULLLEEE!!!!! Dink ons gaan verloor, maar nou ja. Go Bulle any way!!!

      pieter.vanniekerk.188 - 2012-08-22 15:31

      Dave, jy worry te veel. Die Bulle gaan die WP help om na die naweek bo-aan die log te wees Dus, Go Bulle!!!!! Go WP!!!!!!!

  • pieter.vanniekerk.188 - 2012-08-22 16:10

    Die Sadie klong lyk skoon verdwaas op die foto. So asof hy wonder: "Hoe de hel het ek dit reggekry om my rugbyloopbaan so geheel en al op te neuk?"

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-22 16:55

      lol, gee hy die bal uit of vang hy dit? Lyk of hy dit vang. In elk geval sy ogies is op die geld en nie die bal nie!

  • Stormkaap - 2012-08-22 17:14

    What happened to new boy Serfontein ?

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