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Bulls big guns set to start

2011-05-16 14:09

Brenden Nel - SuperSport

Johannesburg - The Vodacom Bulls should be at full strength when they meet the Sharks in their showdown in Durban on Saturday.

Bulls team doctor Org Strauss confirmed that there were no massive injuries in the weekend walloping of the Rebels and that the only worry off the field – midfielder Jaco Pretorius – “should be declared fit on Wednesday.”

Pretorius has been struggling with a neck strain for a while now and every week as he seems to edge closer to action, the neck flares up again. The Bulls will be hoping he will be available as they head into the business end of the competition.

His replacement, Stephan Dippenaar is struggling with an ankle injury at the moment, but Dr Strauss believes it will have cleared up by Wednesday.

Bjorn Basson is also out with flu at the moment but should also recover in time for the match.

Hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has a back strain which is also not considered too serious by the medical staff.

Winger Francois Hougaard and captain Victor Matfield, who both were on the bench on Saturday, should return to the starting line-up this weekend.

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Comments
  • rugby_guru - 2011-05-16 14:12

    Oh how i'm looking to put the final nail in their coffin... Bulls = pathetic.... Bakkies, Matfield, Spies, Fourie, Steyn, the biggest joke in Rugby.

      BALSAKKIE - 2011-05-16 14:15

      @ rugby guru - I will add wynand olivier and zane kirchner to that list of HAS BEENS....

      Marx - 2011-05-16 14:19

      The Joke might just be on you.........

      GILLBERT - 2011-05-16 14:21

      ou tugby guru ons almal weet peter grant moet springbok speel hy is seker die best loskakel onder druk hy het dit saterdag gewys teen die chiefs lol lol lol lolololololololoolololooll

      BALSAKKIE - 2011-05-16 14:23

      Dave-the-bul = Poofter

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-16 14:25

      Think this is gonna be a big one! Bulls 6 and 7 are gonna have their work cut out for them, not to forget their under-performing 8 - think they may well come up short! Good luck to both teams.

      watalife - 2011-05-16 14:26

      @Dave-the-bul No Vodacom Cup 2yrs no Currie Cup 1yr. Mmmmmmm..your side is getting a bit old hey? bulls...suck

      GILLBERT - 2011-05-16 14:31

      watalife if the team was getting old they wouldnt have reached the vodacom final.unlike some of the other SA teams... you compare the teams like that???? fine what about shark no super rugby title EVER!!!!!!!!!!! you are an idiot for throwing stones in a glass house

      Marx - 2011-05-16 14:34

      Dave, their comments are filled with denial and fear. They fear that the Bulls will take away their hopes and dreams once again, they deny that we are the best SA team in Super Rugby History, it's the only thing that makes them sleep at night, poor old Rugby Guru & Kie are heading for a nerve-breakdown, poofters!!

      Niekie - 2011-05-16 14:37

      How can you call yourself a rugby guru if all you are is a sad, lonely and trophy-less moron! The Sharks may be a better balanced side this year, no-one is contesting that, but they are still a bunch of BMT-less prettyboys who fall apart under pressure! FACT! So put that in your pink g-string and smoke it!

      Niekie - 2011-05-16 14:44

      Stem saam @gillbert! Die nuwe hero Peter Grant se wiele het lelik afgekom onder druk! terug Japan toe vir hom! HA!

      Marx - 2011-05-16 14:48

      Watalife, you really know your rugby hey, no Vodacom Cup in 2 years???? The Blue Bulls won the Vodacom Cup in 2010 and are runners up against a international team in 2011, can you count????

      lognut - 2011-05-16 14:51

      did not know u play for the sharks, hmm well u can add Sykes, Daniel, your centre combination (joke of the year) to that list. Your best player is Adi and he is over the hill, hehehe rugby guru indeed.

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-16 14:55

      @watalife No Supercup EVER (17yr) no Currie Cup 11 years???????????????????

      JR - 2011-05-16 14:55

      PATHETIC! 3 CUPS AND THE BULLS ARE LOSERS. WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOUR TEAM WITH NO CUPS? SHAME.

      Dave-the-bul - 2011-05-16 15:01

      @watalife you are truly the dumbest person alive ! As @Marx said 2010 CHAMPS (Vodacom Cup and Super Rugby) Lets look at the finals the BULLS HAVE BEEN IN the last 4 years: 2007 Super Rugby CHAMPS, 2008 CC final, 2009 CHAMPS CC AND SUPER RUGBY, 2010 Super rugby champs (and uniting a nation!!). What have your team done expect lose!? WHAHAHAHAH BULLS 4 LIFE ! @Marx you are correct all they have is fear for the Bulls!

      GILLBERT - 2011-05-16 15:05

      to all the bulls supporters........ at the end of the day people love to hate winners and champions..... look at nadal, micheal schumacher, manchester united, tiger woods the list goes on..... go bulls go saders go blues

      Jack Turner - 2011-05-16 15:28

      You guys did it again...replying to this "Smuck".......

      rugby_guru - 2011-05-16 16:06

      Let me be honest with you, we fear no Bulls, as the record against sharks and bulls favour sharks... Secondly the bulls team is pathetic and a joke to rugby currently. When we played the Stormers I was nervous as they where on fire, but the bulls? LoL, after this weekend, lets all come back to this thread and we can talk again... Bottom line is bulls are going to get it handed to them, even with paying the 16th man, they have no chance against us.... Can't wait till Vodafone makes them the Red Bulls... PS, we coming to -non fortress- Loftus soon too, just to take down the last few bricks you just put back up...

      rugby_guru - 2011-05-16 16:09

      Its so funny how dave-the-doos, has been so quite on these forums since the start of this season, LOLLLL!!!!!!!!!! one win against the REBELS AT HOME, and this big mouth, watch everyone after we beat him, he will not comment again this season, he is a typical bulls supporter, nowhere to be found when they lose, that is why Matfield hasd to make a special supporters club to try keep a few bulls supporters... Look at Loftus this weekend, MWHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA, the stadium is half the size of the tank and it was empty!!!!! typical blue bulls, nowhere when you need them... biggest joke to south african rugby, cheetahs and lions MUCH stronger than you this year...

      rugby_guru - 2011-05-16 16:11

      Bulls saying their is hope to win the super title is like Ludeke saying there is nothing wrong wit the game plan, MWHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAH, wait till you play us, we will see if there is something wrong with the game plan... Can't wait to smash you pathetic blue balls this weekend.

      GILLBERT - 2011-05-16 16:12

      rugby guru ........ your living a lie lol plus ......if we wanted a come back wed get it out from behind your moms teeth

      Dave-the-bul - 2011-05-16 16:39

      @rugby_idiot when the stormers and the saders handed the sharks a MASSIVE "pakslae" you were pretty quiet too. U IDIOT! The Sharks is and will forever be a "never was" team in super rugby!! Has been this way and will stay this way! If the Bulls don't carry the flag there is nobody that can, least of all the Sharks (the "never was" team; think the Loins will do better than the Sharks) SHARKS SUCK!!! and will never have the success that the BULLS have had! BULLS 4 LIFE!

      ARRA - 2011-05-16 16:46

      Just see how you destroy your reputation now -mr rugby guru -and we allways thouht you know rugby,just shows almost the same mentality as a few stormers fans

      Fazer - 2011-05-16 17:16

      Rugby Guru.....repeat after me.........Waaa...Taaa...POOO...Siam

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-16 18:42

      and who do you support.............?

      Richard - 2011-05-16 19:57

      Thats why they have won 3 super rugby titles, A 3N and beaten the british and Irish Lions and most of those mentioned where part of the 2007 RWC winning team. And they beat the one side the stormers and the sharks couldnt, the chiefs. So do us all a favour and go blow chunks. He is back in town and is looking for you. Rugby guru? LMGA!! Sounds more like rugby lulu.

      ChumScrubber - 2011-05-16 20:12

      Sharks supporter myself, but guru - you've got far too much confidence. If anything this is a 50/50 match - I do however believe we'll win this one, the Sharks have a good record against the Bulls. Keep humble dude, it saves embarrassment later!

      rugby_guru - 2011-05-17 07:40

      LOL you beat the chiefs at home,on your away leg you just get white washed, the last time that happend it was the sharks that did that to you!!! PATHETIC, LOLLLL!!! You won a game at home, oh my word, you guys crack me up, you are PATHETIC on tour, we got 12 out of 20 points, lets wait for the Stormers to finish their away leg and then lets work out of all the SA teams who got the most points, right now I can tell you the Lions have more points than you and so did the Cheetahs, so please, Loftus the non fortress we are going to bring to the ground right after we smash you out of the tank!!! BULLS PATHETIC !!! MOST PATHETIC SA TEAM ALIVE..... GO LIONS, Stormers, Cheetahs, Boland, Blue Balls suck!!!

      rugby_guru - 2011-05-17 07:41

      Amazing how no comments on any Blue Balls threads by their supporters until they beat the rebels! LOLLLLL you supporters are all the same, the biggest joke this great country has seen! dam clowns!

      GILLBERT - 2011-05-17 08:17

      ITS OLD NEWS LIKE YOU AND THE SHARKS GURU lol

  • BALSAKKIE - 2011-05-16 14:14

    Bulls are pathetic, their victory against the 14th placed REBELS means NOTHING. The SHARKS by 10 and the Stormers(down under) by 7. STORMERS for LIFE!!!!

      watalife - 2011-05-16 14:29

      They beat rebels and now they have sommer taken the CC and the S15. Hell i will love to know what they smoke in plebtoria. bulls...suck

      Niekie - 2011-05-16 14:42

      @balsakkie (kak naam) , are you blind or just stupid? Didn't the stormers loose this weekend? After leading so far! If my team lost like a bunch of girls who gave up, I will keep my mouth shut and hide in the corner! Friday.......Blues by 20!!!!

      BALSAKKIE - 2011-05-16 14:51

      @Niekie = POEMPEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      meltie@24.com - 2011-05-16 15:25

      @ Niekie, En as my spannetjie al twee keer die jaar teen die "bunch of girls" verloor het sou ek tjoep stil gebly het. So terloops die Bulle het verlede jaar twee bekers gewen het hulle nie Vrydagaand reeds een van die twee verloor nie? Mmmmmmm

      watalife - 2011-05-16 16:04

      @ Nieke Your brain is loose and the Stromers did lose the game. With such a low IQ I can spot that. bulls...suck

      Jacques - 2011-05-16 16:35

      your team lost to the chiefs who are way below you in the log, the bulls thrashed the chiefs, your team lost at home to the crusaders which were missing a whole bunch of key players, the cheetahs beat the crusaders with richie mcaw and carter back.....bulls what?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-16 17:06

      @Jaque - and your little team lost to us op die Loftus nogals - so your point is?

      Richard - 2011-05-16 20:04

      Balsakkie, you are so scared that the bulls will derail your beloved "choking" stormers side. If you look into the media once in a while you will se that both Keegan and Kanko are out injured. The tos up between Bismarck and Smit continues and the midfield of the sharks arent the best around, indfact with eier tosman there I bet they are wondering how they let Struass slip through their fingers. Bulls by 9 and to walk away with a 5'er.

      Julius Dilem - 2011-05-17 12:15

      @Niekie - is that Niekie van Heerden, if you have that surname why do you have an All Blacks pic there? So until you get your national pride in order, how about you drink a tall glass of Shut the hell up?

  • watalife - 2011-05-16 14:16

    WTF!!!! They got klapped by the Stormers with the so called big guns. Useless bunch of plebs from plebtoria who have got some wind in the sails after beating 3 sides ranked way down the log. The sharks must rub there fat nostrils into the rough turf on saturday and then we will here they started with some slow,fat useless small guns. bulls...suck

      Blouste-Blou - 2011-05-16 14:33

      You are such a disgrace for your province! Is swearing at the Bulls and everybody from Pretoria really the only thing you can do, or can you sometimes talk in sentences as well? We've got a few good schools here up north, can you please safe the money and time, and come and get educated

      Dean O - 2011-05-16 14:47

      Hi watalife, I trust that you are well. I understand that you have rugby heriatage and played in the Carlton league? Why do you and BALSAKKIE hide behind nom de plumes? Why not put faces and real names behind your intellectual, accurate, analytical posts? Please remember that it is always better to have been a "has been" than a "never was". What have you done for rugby? What have you give back to the game? I look forward to your constructive response.

      Kaapie - 2011-05-16 15:33

      @ Niekie at least the coastal boys are goodlooking.. The bul country the men are so ugly the women dont want them..thats why Pretoria is the gay capital of SA

      watalife - 2011-05-16 15:43

      @ Niekie The tough guys from the north were all imported from the south. To say i am gay is fine depends what context you are using? IQ was something asked by your techer and you mentioned 56" she indicated she did not need your skirt size. @Blouste-Bul were did i swear at the bulls or its supporters besides earlier on with Krugga? One does not need to travel to the north to get educated they have some fines schools in the Vrystaat baie dankie.@ DeanO I have done my fair share with coaching and still sponsor. intellectual, accurate, analytical posts??? the day that happens on this site i will show face. bulls...suck

  • watalife - 2011-05-16 14:16

    WTF!!!! They got klapped by the Stormers with the so called big guns. Useless bunch of plebs from plebtoria who have got some wind in the sails after beating 3 sides ranked way down the log. The sharks must rub there fat nostrils into the rough turf on saturday and then we will here they started with some slow,fat useless small guns. bulls...suck

      meltie@24.com - 2011-05-16 15:27

      Ja en behoort die big guns nie liewer eers te gaan stem nie.

      watalife - 2011-05-16 16:06

      you right they should rather go vote on Thursday that the only mark they will make this year.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-16 17:11

      @Meltie - I think the ballot papers might confuse a few of the big guns. Fortunately they can tell Bakkies which picture to look for on the ballot paper I spose....

      Lloyd - 2011-05-16 17:17

      Enjoy voting on Thursday jackass. The rest of us will be voting on Wednesday.

  • Anneleen - 2011-05-16 14:24

    Come on SHARKS!!! Go for it!!!

  • PCDP - 2011-05-16 14:29

    Shame the sharks could only win the rebels by 2 points... The Bulls killed them on the field!!

      BALSAKKIE - 2011-05-16 14:30

      PCDP = a Blue Bulls HAS BEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-16 14:47

      @PCDP: shame you can't spell. I would kill you in a spelling bee.

      Niceb - 2011-05-16 14:54

      Shame the bulls could only get, o yes nothing against the crusaders

      PCDP - 2011-05-16 15:03

      and still how many Super cups does the other teams have? only the lions have one cup.

      Shark_4_Life - 2011-05-16 15:48

      @PCDPoephol The sharks still managed to get 5 points against the rebels on tour! A bonus point win is a bonus point win no matter the margin. And again remind me how the bulls did on tour this year?

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-16 14:33

    Pierre Spies is a pop gun. One big bang, a lot of smoke, then nothing......

      watalife - 2011-05-16 15:02

      Poof its all gone

      Kaapie - 2011-05-16 15:34

      Love this comment..... Poof and theres nothing!!!!! LOL LOL

      MaestroX - 2011-05-16 16:31

      What big bang SAFFA? At the moment he can't even get that right. It’s a great pity, such an athlete, so fast, so big, yet with a heart the size of a peanut. But one Bull that really impressed me was Basson, whooooaaaa has that guy got gas or what, my word he is brilliant, bye bye Brian, hello our new (SA) number 11 for good. I thought his stepping and acceleration was out of this world and his high ball catching is arguably the best I have ever seen. Fourie also had a better game. Bulls definitely playing better but as all the comments above say, it was a terrible display by the Rebels although I think the Bulls did have a lot to do with that. Can't wait to see what happens against the Sharks, that will tell us exactly where they are. Although the Stormers klapped the Sharks and have since been beaten so just how good are the Sharks? I think this compo will go down to the wire but I am beginning to believe it’s going to be too much to ask SA sides beating full strength Crusaders and or Reds away from home.

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-17 12:08

      The only time I have seen a big bang from the super stupid Vermeulen, is when he wants to pop a player off the ball. I saw him get hit hard against the Cheifs, and then the look on his face made me crawl with laughter. God, please, dont let us pin our hopes on Duanne for the RWC. The only thing slower than Duanne on the field is his brain - what a combo!

  • PCDP - 2011-05-16 14:37

    @ balsakkie what team do you support? Properly one of those people that support any team playing against the bulls. Draadsitter... hahaha

      BALSAKKIE - 2011-05-16 14:53

      STORMERS for LIFE!!!!!!!

      PCDP - 2011-05-16 14:59

      I feel sorry for you...

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-16 14:50

    Good news for the Bulls is that Jaco Pretorious might be fit.

      BALSAKKIE - 2011-05-16 15:07

      Good News!! Meyer Bosman en Stefan Terblanche gaan hom verniel!!! Sharks by 25!!!!!!!!!!!!

      isak.dippenaar - 2011-05-16 15:16

      you mean good news for the sharks. he is stressed. neck in spasm every week from wednesday onwards. Shame let him retire.

      Marx - 2011-05-16 15:35

      Balsakkie, jy en jou maatjies weerspreek darem julself, het jy nie laasweek saam met Saffa Wyd en Suid verkondig hoe k*k Meyer Bosman is nie, shame maar julle is verward nê.

      Hybrid - 2011-05-16 15:38

      @Balsakkie - We all know you'll be supporting the Bulls this weekend after that useless team of yours choke again against the blues.

      sakkie - 2011-05-16 15:40

      Hey now....careful with the insults buddy ! It's a curse.....we cant get rid of him, I actually think he's got some naked pic's of the Bull's management....I mean, why else is the man still there !

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-16 16:49

      @isak.dippenaar - that was the point I was making :) Most of the Bulls fans would rather he remained 'injured'. As what happens to the Bulls concerns me little, I kinda hope he plays.......revolving doors all round on display at Kings Park - it could be called a trade show.

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-17 12:09

      @Ballbag - are you related to Vermeulen?

  • Rugby Fan - 2011-05-16 15:01

    Well it's nice to see the Bulls and Stormers supporters getting along so well. I do not think ( as a sharks fan ) that you can call it and say Bulls to win or Sharks to win. If this past weekend is anything to go by you cant just expect to beat a team because they are lower on the log or they dont have as many trophies in the cabinet as you. The winner will be the team that can play there own game for 80min and prevent the other team from playing there game. My the best team win

      TheSteve - 2011-05-16 15:07

      I am also a Shark Fan, but can not understand all the chest beating from all sides, It is a game, support your team, but lose the personnel insults. Bulls did well to bet the Rebels by 37, but to my mind played one half and then defended. Let the best team win.

      BALSAKKIE - 2011-05-16 15:17

      @Rugby Fan - Draadsitter!!! Which team do you support???

      Marius Swart - 2011-05-16 15:35

      @Rugby Fan.Stem saam met jou almal vergeet hierdie is maar net n' game.Ek dink die game gaan moerse een wees en vermoed die span wat verloor is uit die kompetisie ook maar Bulle het goed gelyk die eerste helfde en Sharks op Kingspark word nie net sommer gewen nie.Ons Bulle en Stormers het dit gesien in die CB verlede jaar toe almal gedink het Sharks gaan verloor .My wens is dat die bulle net vir n' slag 80 min kan speel want my senuwees is al klaar hierdie jaar.Aan al die stormers wat so gal braak weet dat julle span hulle eie ondergang die laaste twee weke bewerkstellig het en geen blou bul ondersteuner daarvoor verantwoordelik was.Sterkte aan die Bulle ons gaan dit nodig he want nou is die tyd om te wys daar is nog skop in van daardie ou bene.

      sakkie - 2011-05-16 15:45

      In the Shark Tank, I have to admit that you have a foot on the door already...but as you say, to close to call there Bud ! cant stop myself in hoping for a Bulls win..been a long time since we had a vicory down there ! cheeezzz...just hoping I make it through the game without a stroke or something !!

      ChumScrubber - 2011-05-16 20:28

      Decent comment for a change. I mean, do you think the Crusaders expected to get hammered by the Cheetahs (or anyone for that matter). All the teams are good enough to beat each other, its just a matter of getting it right on the day. The most consistent winners will reach the finals, but they all will have lost on the way there. I don't think the Sharks have a good enough team to take the trophy this year though.

      ChumScrubber - 2011-05-16 20:31

      @Balsakkie - if you read his comment he clearly states he is a Sharks fan???

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-17 12:12

      @Rugby Fan - This is how I see it. The S15 has shown us how any team can pull it off on the day. I do however think that the Sharks have the edge. I am faaaar from confident. Good luck to both teams.

  • André - 2011-05-16 15:15

    I just hope that the Sharks will not undo Wynnies hairdo!!! But, I am a Sharks supporter and at this stage I will definitely not make any predictions on Saturdays game. Only thing that might swing the game is that the Sharks have home advantage. Its gonna be tough!!! Free du Preez is very slow in clearing the ball behind the scrum, and that can be the Bulls downfall!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-16 16:53

      @Andre - Wynie's hair is sprayed with that old fashioned "tannie beehive" hairspray mate - it doesn't move. Neither hurricane nor earthquake will disturb one single ginger hair on his head. And you can take that to the bank.

  • thumper - 2011-05-16 15:23

    As a Stormers supporter I don't know whats worse...the arrogant sharks supporters or the dumb bulls supporters? However, I hope the bulls win this weekend and that they make it to the playoffs and hopefuly meet the Stormers so that they can be shut up properly, for the third time this year!

      Sussan - 2011-05-16 15:39

      @ thumper jy hoop nou die Bulle wen want julle is kak bang die Sharks gaan julle verby jammer die Shanrks gaan wen en julle gaan WEER verloor se maar tata vir daai log julle moes n foto geneem het toe julle bo was want dit is nou verby....bwhahahaha

      Raka13 - 2011-05-16 15:43

      Sussan, jy moenie praat van fotos neem nie, jou voete stink

      MaestroX - 2011-05-16 16:35

      Tee hee hee, you sure its her feet????

      Oukoos - 2011-05-16 16:42

      Hoe graag ek ook al die Bulls wil sien verloor, ek dink hulle skietgoed gaan te veel wees.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-16 16:54

      What the daisies is Sies-san displaying on here?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-16 16:57

      @Sies-san - this is not an adult chat site or dating site - just in case you are confused. Cheers.

      Howzitekse - 2011-05-16 18:49

      Nice feet Sussan, comment also good.

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-17 12:21

      @Sussan - Unlike Raka, I would like to see more of that photo, mmmmm. But old Thumper has the nerve to call the Bulls stupid, when they have "Super Slim Vermeulen" in their team. It just goes to show the negative effects that long-term drinking from the papsak has on an individual, and then not to mention the toothless inbreeding going on there (Duanne, again the case in point). Yup, poor Thumper was doomed before he got started!

  • Outpost - 2011-05-16 15:23

    After the mighty Peter Grant showed us how good he is when the going gets tough this weekend, we can expect to see the two best flyhalfs in the country on show in Saturday's encounter. Morne Steyn with his accurate boot and Patrick Lambie with his distribution and running skills. Yummie. Interesting will be the contest between the loosies as well, Deysel, Kanko and BIG Willem against Pottie, Stegman and (has been) Spies. The lineout battle will be dominated by the Bulls so the Sharks will play a running game as in what they did in the first half on the semi-final of the Currie Cup last year. The game will most likely be won in the front row where the Sharks (if they don't play Smit) should dominate. Just watch out for Bjorn Basson.

  • Raka13 - 2011-05-16 15:32

    Christian, gaan jy nie jou beloved Bulle sterkte toewens teen die Saarks nie?

  • Luckybugger - 2011-05-16 15:37

    Oi Balsakkie go away and come back when you are a BALSAK, and where is your mate WPBEFONK, after the weekend he has gone missing, if he is looking for a new suedenum one does spring to mind WPGEFONK

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-16 16:30

      Ek het 3 name. Jy kan maar self sien, watter een gebruik ek wanneer...

  • Rugby Fan - 2011-05-16 15:37

    @ Balsakkie The Sharks. Sorry for not makeing that clear.

  • Justin - 2011-05-16 15:45

    Do some work you couch potatoes. With elections in two days there are more important things going on than bashing your mates rugby team - bash the other political party man. Support your team, but don't forget that this is just the minor league - World Cup in a few months time, so thats when we need to peak, and it's nice to see the Lions and Cheetas pulling one over the Aussies and Kiwis. I don't think the bulls win meant much, but the Stormers, may just slip into 2nd this weekend, as the slide has started. I'll be at the Bulls Sharks game though, so may the best team win. Lets hope that Plum has a better plan for midfield...

  • SNG62 - 2011-05-16 16:12

    And what excuse will you Bulls supporters come up with when you get thumped this week (again). Oh yes, it'll probably be the ref's fault (again). Sharks by 9 - Go Sharks!

      Lloyd - 2011-05-16 16:20

      Like you guys are still complaining 4 years after we thumped you in the 2007 final.

      Outpost - 2011-05-16 16:31

      @Lloyd aka dickhead.....you did not thump us, Steve Walsh did. Meisiekind must have given him good head that evening, rubbing his hands through those lucious blond hair and screaming.

      MaestroX - 2011-05-16 16:45

      Hey Lloydes back in town!!! You must have had a really enjoyable weekend, Bulls win, Stormers lose and Crusaders lose! Lucky lad!!

      Lloyd - 2011-05-16 16:45

      'Dickhead'. Is that the best you could do?

      Lloyd - 2011-05-16 16:50

      Amost forgot. Like Jonathan Kaplan thumped us in the 2008 Currie cup final. When Francois Steyn convinced Kaplan that he wanted to take a penalty kick before going off with a bloody face. He missed the kick and the went to score a try during the next movement. Or when Bismarck stomped on a Bulls player's anckle in the 42nd minute during a ruck, which should have resulted in a red card since it was on a join. Conveniently this was also missed.

      Outpost - 2011-05-16 16:59

      About as physical as when Bakkies shoulder charged Johan Muller without the ball after the first try was scored. How many tries did the Bulls score in that final? Just as many as you scored points against the Saders this year - none. Bit boring I would say.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-16 17:05

      I suppose every time the Boks win a World cup without scoring tries in the final you also call it boring.

  • kosie - 2011-05-16 16:19

    you guys can talk all you want, but on saturday we'll see who is the better

      Sh@rks Fever - 2011-05-16 17:37

      Kosie, you are 100%. But should the Sharks lose this weekend most of us will be back on these threads on Monday. If the Bulls lose we won't here of ou Lloyd and Co will be missing in action until they win again.

  • catbrains - 2011-05-16 16:21

    headline should read HASBEENS SET TO START

  • BardofAvon - 2011-05-16 17:16

    You peeps make me larf...! Let's just savor the waiting for what promises to be a magnificent contest...

  • Sh@rks Fever - 2011-05-16 17:40

    Big Guns. What big guns???

  • Richard Prowse - 2011-05-16 18:13

    An injured animal can be very very aggresive

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-05-17 11:16

      Then stop prodding your dog

  • Hunter 008 - 2011-05-16 19:28

    Gee... relax chaps...It's only a game of rugby !!!....I stopped stressing over under performers years ago !!Both teams needed a wake up call !! My money is still on the SHARKS !!

  • Philip - 2011-05-16 20:30

    To all the Red Bulls with no wings, overinflated Rebel egos, nonexistent Crusader type banterers I would like to wish the best of luck. Unlike 2007, not even lady luck can save you from reality - your WC Boks know their tournament is over, why risk anything against a far superior Sharks team

  • Legend - 2011-05-16 20:41

    The Super rugby cup is not won in April... Bulls will still come out on TOP and the rest will stand amazed and with tears in their eyes. Bulls remain the best and will perform when they need too. Bulle Bulle Bulle Bulle Bulle Bulle Bulle Bulle Bulle Bulle!!!!! Even my unborn baby screams for the Bulls.

  • VanBabs - 2011-05-17 15:59

    The day the guys really talk rugby when commenting, is yet to be experienced. Then the other limitation is their vocabulary - or maybe it is their fixation with phalic symbols - they can hardly write two sentences without using 'suck'. They generalise about teams and towns - have they not learned that if you mock it often you very often land right there where you heaped the most dirt.

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