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Potgieter to lead Bulls

2012-08-07 14:28

Johannesburg - Dewald Potgieter will lead the Blue Bulls in their Currie Cup opener against Griquas at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.

The versatile loose forward, who is equally adapt with the numbers six and seven on his back, has captained the Blue Bulls before and will play at number 8 and in his 54th match at this level.

Potgieter will have a number of rookies behind him though, with coach Pine Pienaar forced to pick numerous youngsters due to injuries and national call-ups.

Ulrich Beyers, Clayton Blommetjies and Cornell Hess will all start in their first Currie Cup match, while Robbie Coetzee, Grant Hattingh and Jan Serfontein will do so if they are called off the bench.

Pienaar admits to a tough task at hand against Griquas, who have a much more settled look to their squad.

"Griquas have been together now for seven months and get players like Justin Downey and Willie le Roux back from Super Rugby. Add the two former Blue Bulls, Stefan Watermeyer and JP Nel in their midfield, and it becomes clear that we will have to play well if we want the result," Pienaar said.

"These players have all shown the appetite to embrace challenges in the past, so I am expecting the same attitude again from them," Pienaar added.

Teams:

Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Ulrich Beyers, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Clayton Blommetjies, 10 Louis Fouché, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Cornell Hess, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Dawie Steyn.

Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 CJ Stander, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 Jan Serfontein.

Griquas:

TBA

SAPA

Comments
  • chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-07 14:29

    Nice1 Potties go win us a CC...

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-08-07 15:57

      @sakkie- jy't dit nou net gemis?? scroll weer op dan sal jy di volledige span sien...

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-07 18:35

      Too much of a maverick, doesn't hit rucks, should go to Japan. Sometimes wears coloured boots that put his team mates off.

      johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-07 19:27

      @dronk Isak Wanneer jy wakker word in die sloot waar jy alweer uitgepass het dan verduidelik jy gou vir my hoe die Stormers/WP SA se vlagskip span is. STORMERS= CUPLESS, never won a cup in history WP= 11 years cupless JOKERS OF WORLD RUGBY

      Kobus.Herbst - 2012-08-08 13:13

      Isak klim terug in jou wyn sak. Jy het nou al gewys jy weet niks van rugby af nie. Gaan net weg gaan eet jou vis koppe.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-10 21:34

      daar is net een kas en dis visser.iskas. Bulle het gewen.

  • deon.fouche.3 - 2012-08-07 14:51

    The Currie Cup is just not that exciting anymore. After watching test rugby in the morning (when we play in AUS or NZ) then I must watch Currie Cup in the afternoon? It is like watching Boland vs The EP Kings.

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-08-07 14:56

      @deon, 'then I MUST watch' - why?? Is someone forcing you to watch any of the CC games? Its a free world, DSTV Prem has 190+ channels to choose from.

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-08-07 15:25

      @Taurus: I know what you getting to, but I love rugby and like watching it. I am just saying that it is not the same as it use to be. 190+ channels yes, but mine only knows the HD Sport channels and 200 - 207 and 230/231 :) @Sakkie: Ha ha ha! Hel Sakkie, ek was nog nie eens gebore in 1971 nie! Ja ek verstaan jou punt, en die jaar is die gaping is nog kleiner want daar is nie melkkoei span nie.. Ek kyk die Eerste divisie games ook op Supersport.. Miskien moet ek liewer net nie :):):)

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-08-07 15:39

      Ja nee Sakkie, en kyk hoe mooi begin dit vir die WP ne... teen die Sharks :) Sterkte en geniet die Rygby ou maat!

      Priesterb - 2012-08-07 17:36

      Sakkie natuurlik was dit 'n fantastiese game as TVL en NTVL gespeel het......... die chockers wassie daarie my broer!! Blou Bul Groete!

  • pat.martin.5036 - 2012-08-07 14:56

    OK, who is using Isak's Name? I know this is not him as I've never seen him say a nice thing about a Bull. :-)

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-08-07 16:05

      @pat- jap, sakkie het al mooi goed oor di Bulle per ongeluk kwyt geraak- diep daar binne worstel 'n BlouBul en 'n hoola-hoop girlyboy?? @sakkkie- dewald leer mooi by 'THE SPEAR' NE'?? 2 goeie BlouBul WENNERS........

  • dave.short.102 - 2012-08-07 17:22

    Kom Pottie, wys die manne die Bulls het nog murg!!

  • jacques.theunissen.982 - 2012-08-07 17:33

    CJ Stander nog steeds op die bench? Selfs toe loosies Spies, Potgieter en Stegman was, was hy steeds beste loosie. Is dit omdat hy oorsee gaan? Good luck as Bulle dink hy sal hulle weer nader wanneer hy terugkom na SA met sakke vol ervaring.

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-08-07 18:29

      Hy is en bly ons beste nr 8 - neem hom nie kwalik dat hy pad vat...

  • sulaiman.galant.7 - 2012-08-07 20:10

    Hulle moet daai ander potgieter ook downgrade na 'n cc speler

      press.enter.12 - 2012-08-08 21:43

      As hy een van sy bene afsit kan hulle hom downgrade na 'n WP speler . . . .

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