LIVE

    Sadie: I'm stronger at Bulls

    2012-02-20 22:28
    Cape Town - Bulls centre Johann Sadie says he is a "stronger, fitter and mentally tougher" player since joining the Bulls from the Stormers.

    The Beeld newspaper reports that Sadie and Francois Venter will start in the midfield for the Bulls against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Friday evening.

    Both will make their Super Rugby debuts for the Bulls, although Sadie has played seven times for the Stormers. Venter will make his first Super Rugby appearance.

    "Everything has changed since I came to the Bulls 13 weeks ago. I'm stronger, fitter, and mentally tougher and I'm burning to put all the last few months' hard work into action.

    "Things are done a lot differently here than at the Stormers and each of the regions have their own culture.

    "I don't really want to make comparisons but what I can say is that I never realised what my body and mind were capable of before I joined the Bulls. I didn't realise one could be pushed so far (to the limit)," said Sadie.

    The 20-year-old Venter believes he's ready for the challenge of taking on the Sharks.

    "I also played for the Blue Bulls in last year's Currie Cup and also against the Sharks - so I know what awaits me," said Venter.

    Venter will play in the injured Wynand Olivier's place and he's keen to make Olivier fight to get his spot back.

    "I have unbelievable respect for Wynand and he helps me a lot but it won’t help just accepting I won't get game time.

    "I will push him all the way for a spot in the starting team," said Venter.

    The Bulls' clash against the Sharks kicks off at 19:10 on Friday evening.
    Read More On:  super 15 francois venter

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    74 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    • Blitz
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
    • SS1
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
    • SS2
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
    • SS3
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    /Sport

    Fixtures

    27 February 2015
    • Highlanders v Reds, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:35
    • Force v Hurricanes, nib Stadium 13:00
    • Cheetahs v Blues, Free State Stadium 19:10
    28 February 2015
    • Chiefs v Crusaders, Waikato Stadium 08:35
    • Rebels v Brumbies, AAMI Park 10:40
    • Bulls v Sharks, Loftus Versfeld 17:05
    • Lions v Stormers, Emirates Airlines Park 19:10
    06 March 2015
    • Chiefs v Highlanders, Waikato Stadium 08:35
    • Brumbies v Force, GIO Stadium 10:40

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    From which country will the 2015 Super Rugby winner hail?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.