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Bulls happy with 'special' Boks

2012-06-28 09:00

Cape Town - Bulls coach Frans Ludeke says he is "delighted" with the positive attitude his returning Springboks have shown ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Captain Pierre Spies, Wynand Olivier, Francois Hougaard, Morné Steyn, Bjorn Basson, Jacques Potgieter, Juandré Kruger, Flip van der Merwe and Werner Kruger were all part of the Springbok match-day 22 against England in Port Elizabeth last week.

It was a bruising Test and series, therefore Ludeke gave them a day off on Monday to recuperate. But they again hit the ground running on Tuesday and all of them were included in the starting team for the Cheetahs clash.

"They bring something special to the team," he told Beeld.

The Bulls have lost their last three matches and the coach feels the three-week break may just have provided the perfect tonic to get their groove back. "The break was important to recuperate. Maybe it was just what we needed," he said.

He is confident they can overcome their recent losses and improve on their fifth overall log position.

“It was small margins and we were competitive until the end," he told SAPA.

“It is more important how we kick-on from here, because that is in the past.

“We want to be more accurate and we need an all-round game going into the Cheetahs match.”

Teams:

Bulls:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 CJ Stander, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 Francois Venter

Cheetahs:

15. Willie le Roux, 14. Philip Snyman, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 12. Andries Strauss, 11. Rocco Jansen, 10. Riaan Smit, 9. Piet van Zyl, 8. Ashley Johnson, 7. Pieter Labuschagne, 6. Heinrich Brussow, 5. Izak van der Merwe, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Marcel van der Merwe, 2. Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1. Trevor Nyakane

Substitutes: 16. Hercu Liebenberg, 17. WP Nel, 18. George Earl, 19. Justin Downey 20. Tewis de Bruyn, 21. Sias Ebersohn, 22. Nico Scheepers

Sport24

Comments
  • Tom - 2012-06-28 09:07

    The only special person is Zane kirchner. I knew he was a special child from the day he got a red for a completely off the ball dunk tackle. I fell in love with him then. What a boyky

      Jed - 2012-06-28 09:26

      The only thing special about Zane, is his the closest we have come to finding the Missing link.

      Tom - 2012-06-28 09:31

      exactly thats why we love him

  • harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 09:08

    These special players know that it's now time for business. Time to step up a gear.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-28 09:09

      Does reverse have two gears:):)

      Deon - 2012-06-28 09:31

      Good one Lionel

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 09:38

      Not really, Deon.

      jason.children - 2012-06-28 10:20

      Nope nope, Deon was right..................that was a good one...............I should know, i understand the "good one" quite well.

      harrolld.lloyd - 2012-06-28 14:06

      So Jason what you want to tell me is that your dog is a good one as well??

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 14:24

      Fake.

      harrolld.lloyd - 2012-06-28 14:28

      get over yourself...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 14:39

      Fake, what work do you do? Since you only comment between 14h00 and 22h00, you must be a shift worker.

      harrolld.lloyd - 2012-06-28 14:45

      No Harold called time difference...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 14:52

      Fast one. I'm flattered and all, but why do you want to be me?

      harrolld.lloyd - 2012-06-28 15:13

      Don't want to be you... Just thought we can take over the world..That's all...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 15:17

      Ok, but how about being Mr.Charlie Chaplain rather. I mean, he was greater than me and all.

      harrolld.lloyd - 2012-06-28 15:22

      but, but... your my idol??? -.-

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 15:32

      But I want you to be the best you can be. You have so much potential.

      harrolld.lloyd - 2012-06-28 15:34

      lol..ok ok.. i see what i can do...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 15:45

      You won't be sorry. The sky is the limit.

  • lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-28 09:10

    Jannie arrives one day at school very excited.Miss asks Jannie whats wrong??? Our dog had 6 puppies last night and they all support the Blue Bulls,replies Jannie. 2 months later the school inspector arrives and asks the children who has pets??Jannie puts his hand up first and says Sir we have 6 puppies and they all support the Stormers. The teacher says but Jannie when they were born you said they supported the Bulls??? Thats right Miss,says Jannie but now in the meantime their eyes have opened :):):)

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 09:14

      Was funny about 7 years ago. Now not so much.

      Tom - 2012-06-28 09:15

      that, or they are still breastfed much like most of the stormers supporters

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-28 09:17

      An Cape town schoolteacher explains to her class that she is a Stormers fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they, too, are Stormers fans. Everyone in the class raises their hand expect one little girl. The teacher looks at the girl with surprise and says, "Janie, why didn't you raise your hand?" "Because I'm not a Stormers fan," she replied. The teacher, still shocked, asked, "Well, if you are not a Stormers fan, then who are you a fan of?" "I am an Blue Bull fan, and proud of it," Janie replied. The teacher could not believe her ears. "Janie, why are you an Blue Bull fan?" "Because my mum is an Blue Bulle fan, and my dad is an Blue Bull fan, so I'm an Blue Bull fan too!" "Well," said the teacher in an obviously annoyed tone, "That is no reason for you to be a Blue Bull fan. You don't have to be just like your parents all of the time. What if your mum were a prostitute and your dad were in jail, what would you be then?" "Then," Janie smiled, "I'd be a Stormers fan." : )

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-28 09:25

      Bit sick,hey Tom

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 09:32

      Classic Tom. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      Deon - 2012-06-28 09:33

      F@k Tom ma jy's k#k

      Deon - 2012-06-28 09:48

      Die brasse hier ini Plain sê: Die Bulle speel hieri jaar in pienk jerseys vir cancer awareness. Volgende jaar speel hulle in condoms vir AIDS awareness!! HAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAA. O hel Harold da val my tanne uit!

      nicnac.nac - 2012-06-28 09:59

      @Lionel, I wanted to say stick to your day job, but then I remembered this is it.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-28 10:05

      Correct indeed Nic Nac,whats yours??Last time you were sweeping the stands at Newlands and getting high on the wif that was coming from the breweries.

      jason.children - 2012-06-28 10:24

      Its amazing how as soon as Super Rugby starts again all the trolls come out! During Bok rugby they have no one to fight with because we are all supporting the same team. Makes me think how much rugby they actually know?

      nicnac.nac - 2012-06-28 10:25

      Not even original Lionel... Cant fault you for effort though 4/10

      Tom - 2012-06-28 10:33

      who are all these people you refer to as "we" supporting the whole team? there are 2 camps, the bok supporters and the stormers supporters calling for HM's head and bashing all bulls players and whining about lack of stormers.

      jason.children - 2012-06-28 10:57

      Tom you are a prize chop! Gold star on the forehead stuff! Really! There are actually 3 camps! Bok Supporters which most of us are first and foremost! Then provincial supporters (those are the guys born in an area that grew up watching that province and are passionate about their team, which most of us are. Then there are the Stormers and Bulls trolls who cant see further than their color coded blinkers, can never say anything sensible about the game of rugby! Listen to what their real rugby mates say at braais and then spraying it through these forums like the Diarrhea drivel that it is, all one sided with no substance! They make comments purely to get a reaction and probably dont even watch the games on a Friday and Saturday! But we need all 3 groups! 2 for intelligent adult conversation and the other one for comic relief! So you see there is still a place for you in this world!

      nicnac.nac - 2012-06-28 11:24

      Jason, don't underestimate yourself mate... Maybe because you don't have a strong allegiance to a region? Lions supporter?

      jason.children - 2012-06-28 11:29

      @Nic born and bread WP supporter! and proud of it!

      nicnac.nac - 2012-06-28 12:18

      Sorry to hear that Jason. Time heals all wounds, 12 years, 20 years, who knows... It is still the biggest mystery to me, how can you be a proud province supporter when they've achieved absolutely effoll and only choke in finals...? Anyway, different strokes/punishment for different folks.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 12:32

      Nic, they choke in semi's as well. Often.

      jason.children - 2012-06-28 12:37

      Achieved nothing??? WP has the oldest history in the country! Absa Nite Series (1) 1997 Currie Cup (32) (4 Shared): 1889, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1914, 1920, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1932 (shared), 1934 (shared), 1936, 1947, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1966, 1979 (shared), 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989 (shared), 1997, 2000, 2001. Runners up (10) 1939 1946 1950 1969 1976 1980 1988 1995 1998 2010 Lion Cup (3) 1984, 1988, 1989. South African Super Rugby Conference Winners (1) 2011 Vodacom Cup (1) 2012 ABSA U19 Cup (1) 2010 ABSA U21 Cup (1) 2010 ABSA Woman's Cup (1) 2010 Ameture Cup (1) 2010 Choice Cup (1) 2011 Craven Week u13 (1) 2010 Grant Khomo Week (1) 2010 LSEN Week (1) 2010 Neo Africa Tri Series (2) 2010 2011 SARU Sub Union Tournament (1) 2010

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 12:47

      Choice cup? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      jason.children - 2012-06-28 17:41

      @Raven, Nic brought up being a Province supporter which is WP and has nothing to do with the Stormers who play Super Rugby. I didnt make the rules im just playing by them!

  • stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-06-28 09:22

    Isnt "Special" the politically correct term for retarded, quite apt

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 09:33

      Not when you talk about players who have won Super rugby titles and Currie cups. I think you mean Duane Vermeulen and the rest of the 'short bus' brigade.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-06-28 10:25

      Nope only Bulls and their supporters who have to live in the past all the time

  • bfvillet - 2012-06-28 09:34

    special like herald

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 09:38

      Thanks, I really appreciate it.

      Tom - 2012-06-28 10:17

      amazing how the name appears daily and right in front of your eyes while you were typing this inane response and you still managed somehow to spell it herald

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 10:20

      Tom, don't make fun of him, he's 'special'.

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-28 10:32

      @tom you're wasting your time,he won't get it! It will be easier to put toothpaste back in the tube

      bfvillet - 2012-06-28 10:54

      are you three related

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-28 10:59

      Herald for bulls coach .. he is 'special' after all

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 11:00

      Possibly, bf. Probably actually.

  • WernerZA - 2012-06-28 10:58

    Just one correction... Apparently the bok team was a bull team (stormers mostly agree to this) ... So this means the bulls are on a 3 game unbeaten run. Good momentum I'd say... And again they are playing in blue... Maybe parking the pink and green shirts for now.

      selma.botha.9 - 2012-06-28 12:07

      I am in favour of the 'Jacaranda" shirt but the shorts and knee-highs are a bit over the top. It reminds me of the old fashioned musk bubblegum (back in the day when one could buy 8 n!g!r balls for a cent and 4 Tiger toffees for a cent and 2 Chappies for a cent and an Eskimo pie for 4 cent). What hapened to the famous Tricolour - the red, white and blue? The ink blue French gear is the pits. And this from a country that gave us the Guillotine, Monet, Foie gras and Coco Chanel. C'est terrible c'est affreux.

      hvanderlinde - 2012-06-28 12:08

      Werner, your clutching at straws bud

  • mack.myburgh - 2012-06-28 11:41

    go my beloved Bulls !

  • Geoff - 2012-06-28 12:14

    They should be special they are Boks

  • emile.strydombouwer - 2012-06-28 12:15

    Ek ondersteun geen SA provinsiale span nie, maar almal wat so kritiek het....jy kan dit nie beter doen nie, dis hoekom jy nie provinsiaal speel nie. Gaan vra eerder jou baas wat jy beter kan doen, want ek is doodseker jy is nie volmaak in jou werk nie. Hulle verdien meer geld as almal van julle kleinlike mense wat so maklik kritiseer. Soooooooo dis seker hoekom julle so maklik kritiseer....jaloesie!! haahaahaa en dit is meer pateties as enige van die spelers se spelpeil.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 12:34

      I agree. All these people critisizing, makes me sick to my stomach.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-28 13:53

      @emile- jy maak ons dag...ek sien jy's net so gaatvol vir di stoomers soos ons?? geniet jo BLOUlug sonskein dag...

  • Bam - 2012-06-28 12:39

    Take heart Cheetahs. The Stormers the only team so far this year to have beaten the Boks.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 12:48

      Calling them 'Boks', is the first step. Well done!

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-28 12:57

      then that would make the STORMERS SUPERBOKS !! thanks for pointing that out Herald :)

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-28 14:07

      @bigbam- "stoomers beat the boks"??? what game are these stoomers playing- money or the boks?? as ek dit sou kon' vertaal, se' jy, di stoomers het 'n karton-doos gewen?? ek bedoel daar is ni iets soos- 'n boks wat rugby speel ni, behalwe paar 'bokse' daar onder, miskien?? Is jy een van daai snaakse mensies wat so' praat..."daar hardloop 'n paar 'springboks' en as jy dit in jo 'foreign' taal wil komminikeer, praat asb reg!... 'There run a few springbuck/antilope/springbokke?? but not springboks-net dom britte praat so?? so assebliefffffffffffffffffffff

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