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Bulls name team for Sharks

2012-02-21 13:16

Pretoria - Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has included former Stormers centre Johann Sadie in the starting XV for their Super Rugby season opener against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.

Kick-off is at 19:10.

Sadie is one of nine players in the match 22 who will turn out for the Bulls for the first time in Super Rugby competition.

Baby Bok Francois Venter will partner Sadie in the midfield, providing an exciting new centre combination.

Former EP Kings loose forward Jaques Potgieter will also receive his first starting berth for the Bulls in Super Rugby.

Otherwise, the team has a familiar look to it, with 11 Springboks in the starting line-up.

Teams:

Bulls:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jaques Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandre 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 Fouche, 22 JJ Engelbrecht

Sharks:

TBA

SAPA

Comments
  • rudilemmer - 2012-02-21 13:18

    First time at Loftus this friday for me.......... GO BULLS!!!!!!

      Blou-Daan - 2012-02-21 13:24

      @ItsJustaRide See you there. Look out for me, the bloke with the blue jersey, blue cap and the Bulls flag :-)

      Henri - 2012-02-21 13:41

      where is your barbie dress ?

      Paul - 2012-02-21 13:42

      Nice one, Daan! As a neutral I'm backing the Bulls to win by more than 10.

      Rene - 2012-02-21 13:50

      Young and brilliant talented players (Bulls) vs experienced campaigners (Sharks) - will be a good one! GO BULLS, make us proud!

      rudilemmer - 2012-02-21 13:54

      @Daan Will do..... im just a tad scared of running into the dude you always see on TV with the horns and Bull nose ring.... luckily in not wearing red on friday

      Andre - 2012-02-21 14:10

      Blou Daan jy moet jouself nou eerder Pienk Daan noem. LMGA

      Ja - 2012-02-21 14:14

      Hey have you guys bought you PINK strip yet .. ha ha .. go the LIONS ....

      Merven - 2012-02-21 14:34

      Andre, real men don't laugh at their own jokes, remember, I'm watching you.

      Dwerg - 2012-02-21 14:54

      Ek is 'n anti-Bulls ondersteuner van oorkant die rivier. MAAR my moer, good looking team

      Sulaiman - 2012-02-21 16:55

      Go Sharks - Have biltong for dinner. (^^,)

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-02-21 13:21

    Kannie wag vir die game nie.......!!!! Haal so elke halfuur my kaartjies uit om seker te maak hulle is nog veilig. Sal sommer al so vier uur by Loftus wees en n Burger & Coke geniet daar by Trademarx-resturant. Natuurlik met my nuwe "Blou" truitjie aan :-)

      Sean - 2012-02-21 13:41

      Go Sharks !! Bulle het n goeie span , sal moeilik wees maar doenbaar :)

      Saffa - 2012-02-21 14:00

      @Blueraven - I have decided to take the advice of allllllllllllllllm the Bulls rugby 'kenners' on this forum. I will not be wasting my time putting $ on ANY other team in the tournie. I reckon the Sharks shouldn't bother pitching up.....Gift the 'mighty Spies led Bulls' the points, rather than be SHAMED at Loftus.....The Bulls (and thanks for telling me this old chaps) ARE the team to beat this year - yes sireeeeeeeee, the other 14 franchises should not be mentioned in the same breath, and should most certainly not be playing in the same tournament as the Buchanan Bulls. Nope, Sharks to be smashed by 50 Bulls chaps? Or is that a little conservative? PS: Blou Daan - Trademarx is where the 2 Bulls players had a tiff last week? CJ Stander punched his team mate Adri Jacobs or something to that effect? Absolute class - in a glass and a half.

      Andre - 2012-02-21 14:12

      Waar is jou Pienk truitjie dan.

      Tertius Coetzer - 2012-02-21 15:02

      jy sal maar 'n coke moet geniet daan, agv ondersteuners wat nie hulself kan gedra nie is loftus mos die land se enigste droee stadion!

      Tertius Coetzer - 2012-02-21 15:22

      @raven, wanneer laas was jy daar? Gaan lees bietjie punt nr.5 van loftus se termes en voorwaardes.

      Bullsrfairies - 2012-02-21 16:09

      @Saffa YYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNN

  • PatPion - 2012-02-21 13:25

    As a Stormers supporter, I can honestly say that team is looking good. The Bulls will always be a tough nut to crack!

      Rene - 2012-02-21 14:18

      @Vallemj, Bull 'seamen' wth are talking about, Google the difference between 'seamen & semen' - seriously dude!! LOL

      Vernon - 2012-02-21 14:26

      @Rene...........beat me to it mate...LMAO !!!

      Priester - 2012-02-21 14:29

      @vallemj......... Shees man you’re as thick as a brick! LMFGA! Blou Bul Groete!

      Papa-storm - 2012-02-21 14:45

      as a stormer supporter i can honestly say HOU JOU BEK.

      Jason - 2012-02-21 15:08

      @Pat, dont listen to any of them, at least you are commenting on rugby, which is more than these numbskulls do

      PatPion - 2012-02-21 15:53

      Haha, you people! Guess I should have chosen my words better with a crowd like you! Still funny, though. :-)

  • heinrich.beukes1 - 2012-02-21 13:29

    Jano Vermaak was nommer 1 by die leeus nou moet hy tweede viool speel by die bulle? Hoe maak mens so move ek verstaan dit nie. Pla my nie rerig nie want Bondesio is in elk geval glad nie sleg nie.

      Paul - 2012-02-21 13:44

      Maybe it's because he actually gets paid in Pretoria. Real Lions do it for love.

      Paul - 2012-02-21 14:01

      Hope so, Raven. Really hope so.

  • schalk.niekerk - 2012-02-21 13:33

    My goodness. What is Sport24's obsession with Johann Sadie? If the article is not really about him, you guys still go out of your way to make sure you mention him with pictures of him working out and everything. He must have shares at Media24. Or does his girlfriend work there?

      Trokkie - 2012-02-21 13:40

      apparently he's the next big thing.....

      Sean - 2012-02-21 13:42

      Simple , he is a very good player ! Still can not believe Stormers sold him , buch of fools !!

      Sean - 2012-02-21 13:43

      One last thing , it was a good move from him to leave the Stormers !

      schalk.niekerk - 2012-02-21 13:54

      The next big thing? Wasn't that supposed to be Gerhard van den Heever?

      Mike - 2012-02-21 14:30

      @schalk I think his boyfriend works for Media24

      Merven - 2012-02-21 14:36

      @Shistirrer - and you are interested in his 'thing', why?

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-21 14:40

      @Merven - No, I'm not. Merely stating medical facts. If you look at Pierre Spies it also makes you sensitive to contact.

  • Junior - 2012-02-21 13:33

    lekker ou blou-daan !!!

  • Papa-storm - 2012-02-21 13:39

    soos die bulle nou die stormers aankoop sal hulle hul naam een van die dae stormers 2 toe moet verander

      Priester - 2012-02-21 13:52

      @Papa-storm jou ou suur gat! Die Bulls koop om te wen en die Bulls se wen kultuur voort te sit. Die Bulls moet nou net vir Dimitri ook kry! Blou Bul Groete!

      Rene - 2012-02-21 14:10

      @Priester, almal koop, nie net die Bulle nie - wat die Stormpies afpee is die feit dat hulle nie talent kan behou, bekostig, of talent kan aankoop nie. As ek in hulle skoene was, sou ek ook my eie 'kop teen 'n klip wou kap' nes hulle doen!! Soos jy se: "Blou Bul Groete"

      Priester - 2012-02-21 14:23

      @Rene amen!! Ek begin more my reis SA toe en sal eers na 03 Maart weer terug wees. Julle moet hierdie klomp suur gatte gas gee! Blou Bul Groete!

      Papa-storm - 2012-02-21 14:55

      priester die storie loop so dat julle vir Elstadt en Ezbeth ook wil he met Demetri so as hulle almal speel vir die bulle met die wat julle alreeds het is dit 5 van die 15 man wat speel, wat dit n derde van n stormer span maak (oh hel ek praat wiskunde met n pienk bul supporter, die arme ou se kop gaan bars)

      Papa-storm - 2012-02-21 15:50

      Priester bid asb vir jou mense asb vir al vir die pienk voel (raven)

  • paul.ramncwana - 2012-02-21 13:40

    Sorry is this the nominees 4 Mr GAY SA!!!!!

      paul.ramncwana - 2012-02-21 14:04

      No thanks, I don't butter my bread like that or wear pink shirts. BlueRaven what i can tell you on Friday this team will be doing a lot of handbag tackles. lol

  • Pierre - 2012-02-21 15:01

    I notice the Bulls did not name the referee. No 16 man rugby this season?

  • Andre - 2012-02-21 15:27

    Bulls by 4

  • Bullsrfairies - 2012-02-21 16:08

    Arme Sharks! Bulls by 17

  • martin.bouwer - 2012-02-21 16:23

    You blue bulls supporters are just a bit over confident. Hope the sharks expose some of your teams weaknesses. Maybe you will rethink some of your comments. Bulls have never been able to walk all over the sharks. Will be a good game and the team the plays the best rugby on the day normally wins.

  • Sulaiman - 2012-02-21 16:53

    Go Sharks - Eat biltong for dinner

  • Sulaiman - 2012-02-21 16:54

    Go Sharks - Bees biltong is lekker.

  • Alexander - 2012-02-21 20:48

    BULLLLLEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • whusselmann - 2012-02-21 21:26

    From a Stormer fan an objective opinion.The Bulls has done their homework and they have a formidable group this year.Their halfback combination and their centre pair of Venter and Sadie will be a revelation this season.

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