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Stormers virus now hits Bulls

2012-05-07 07:33

Cape Town – Can the Bulls filter in some new faces as seamlessly as great rivals the Stormers have managed to in the past few weeks?

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It is an issue that could have a bearing on their success rate for the remainder of their travels abroad, which are about to get a whole lot harder.

These two South African teams continue to ride high on both the overall Super Rugby table and the domestic conference, but suddenly – entering week 12 of the punishing competition -- the disruption bogey is starting to plague the Bulls to almost the extent it has affected the Cape side.

Currently preparing for their second of four Australasian tour fixtures against the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday after an unexpectedly rollercoaster win against the Rebels, the men from Pretoria had been fielding generally blissfully settled starting combos ... until now.

Injuries and other circumstances mean that at least three enforced changes will almost certainly be required to the Bulls XV for the challenge of a ‘Tahs team no doubt smarting from a derby thumping at the hands of Jake White’s buoyant Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.

As reported on Sunday, staple 2012 presences in the Nos 1, 7 and 12 jerseys – respectively Dean Greyling, Jacques Potgieter and Wynand Olivier – will not be available at Sydney Football Stadium, though Springbok inside centre Olivier is considered a long-shot prospect to recover in time from a rib problem.

Big, ball-carrying loosehead prop Greyling is returning to South Africa briefly for the birth of his first child, while uncompromising blindside flank Potgieter becomes one of the first Bulls players to suffer a similar fate to a Schalk Burger or Duane Vermeulen down south – many weeks on the sidelines after his kneecap mishap in Melbourne.

He will probably only return after the three-week recess in June for Test activity.

On the “fringe” front, meanwhile, reserve prop Frik Kirsten has suffered a hand fracture that will see him out of action for some six weeks, putting further strain on the Bulls’ broader squad resources.

Potgieter’s injury is especially inconvenient when you consider that Bok-capped namesake Dewald has had a truly jinxed season thus far and is not ready yet for a return to the fray – he would have shaped up as a near-perfect direct replacement.

On the brighter side, fetcher Deon Stegmann finally has the green light after a lingering hamstring injury so he may be whisked straight into the run-on team on Friday, potentially freeing up CJ Stander, who has been admirable in the slightly unfamiliar role of open-sider, to be even more effective on the other side of the scrum.

There are also still the claims of Arno Botha to consider: with apologies for dwelling on Stormers comparisons this year, he is showing very similar energy and dynamism to Nizaam Carr in bursts off the bench.

Given a first start against the Force in Perth two weekends ago, Carr excelled in the comfortable Stormers victory – is Nylstroom High product Botha, 20, just about ready to do the same thing for the Bulls if granted the opportunity?

Carr may have recently beaten Botha to his 21st birthday, but both were representatives of the SA under-20 squad at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship and symbols of South Africa’s never-ending reputation as a “loosie factory”.

The likelihood that Olivier, who only a few days ago was talked up by Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer for his efforts this season, will miss the assignment against the Waratahs is probably more of a concern to the Bulls’ brains trust at this stage.

After all, they are trying to find solutions to their leaky-defence problem of late and, in his capacity as inside centre, the blond midfielder is an essential “organiser” in the tackling department and a relative veteran who knows their intended systems well.

His experience has been important alongside JJ Engelbrecht, who is very much learning the ropes at No 13 after being converted recently from wing – the latter, if he stays there in Sydney, probably has to get acquainted quickly to a new partner in Francois Venter or former Newlands-based team-mate Johann Sadie.

On the broader South African front, week 11 was a productive one in log-points terms for all three realistic local candidates for the six-team playoffs phase.

The Stormers gratefully banked their four bye-weekend points, whilst both the Bulls and Sharks earned wins against overseas opponents despite plenty of imperfections in both teams’ performances.

Perhaps one should be cautious in hyping up a team with a “win, lose, win, lose” habit like the Sharks have, but the truth is that the Durbanites are right back in the hunt to crack the finals series nod.

Beating the useful Highlanders on Saturday was a bit of an eight-pointer for Keegan Daniel and company, in some senses, because they knocked over the very team now placed just one slot ahead of them in sixth, and only three points superior.

The injury-hit side from Otago now take the long haul home to entertain the Hurricanes in a tricky New Zealand derby this weekend, while the Sharks – revelling in the grunt Tendai Mtawarira has helped restore to their scrum -- really should be fancied to beat the modest Force at Mr Price Kings Park.

So they could vault into a playoff spot far quicker than some people might have anticipated, never mind that they strangely continue to mix the classy with the rank clumsy ...

This week’s fixtures (all times SA):

Friday: Blues v Lions, Auckland 09:35; Waratahs v Bulls, Sydney 11:40. Saturday: Highlanders v Hurricanes, Dunedin 09:35; Rebels v Crusaders, Melbourne 11:40; Sharks v Force, Durban 17:05; Stormers v Cheetahs, Cape Town 19:10. Sunday: Reds v Chiefs, Brisbane 08:10. Bye: Brumbies.

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Comments
  • Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 07:40

    @Rob Houwing: What are you ON about??? Injuries happen ALL the time. Besides you are referring to the BULLS who 'invented' depth. We can call on our Varsity Cup players (The Champions) and we will be fine...

      Jonathan - 2012-05-07 08:35

      YE

      Mathew - 2012-05-07 09:06

      There's a big difference between playing against Maties and playing against the Waratahs. Surely that can't be your logic?

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:13

      @Mathew, funny you should mention that!! I actually rate Maties. But NO it wasn't my logic. The point is: The Bulls have depth

      Mathew - 2012-05-07 09:17

      The pools looking a little shallow at the moment...

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:22

      Time will tell...

      Jack - 2012-05-07 09:24

      Ag please Rene - what depth? I know you guys stole some of ours - our reserves becoming your first choice players, but at least all our guys have at least seen Currie Cup level rugby for a season or two. You can't call fresh recruits from the Varsity Cup depth...

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:34

      @jackblack, you are seriously delusional. Where the hell did we steal your players????? For the 1 000000000 x these guys were offered Bulls contracts & they accepted. It was their choice, no one held a gun against their heads. Get over yourself. The fact that your union cannot look after their own, is YOUR problem. Once again the pathetic issue about match fees & crap happening at the WPRU and their players. Look at your own union. I can call our VC players anything I want... the structures are in place and these guys can be utilized wherever the BBRU want to.

      Jan - 2012-05-07 09:48

      Rene, wat n pragtige antwoord op die idioot met die naam blacjak. Ek wou net n opduim gegee het maar jy het sy bek so toegeklap, ek dink nie hy sal weer op enige forum verskyn nie. Welgedaan dis tyd dat mense soos hy die waarheid hoor!

      Jack - 2012-05-07 10:55

      @Rene - it's people like you that keep me voting Cape Independence. I'd love to see the day when we can secede and start our own league. We have the strongest varsity teams, the strongest clubs and so much player depth, we're supplying the rest of the country. I say it's time we break away, turn Boland, WP and Maties into fully fledged Super Rugby Unions and leave the rest of SA in the dust!

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 11:35

      @jackblack, I've seen/heard people like you, but I had to pay admission!

      Jack - 2012-05-07 15:31

      @Rene - run out of brain cells huh? Got to resort to personal comments now...it's ok - just imagine how hard your husband will klap you when the bulls lose this weekend - he must have klapped you disnis when you were getting mauled by the force. Best conserve the few braincells you have left so you can concentrate on important things like breathing in and out...

      Jack - 2012-05-07 16:11

      @ BS - Die hoi poloi van die Kaap - you must be talking about those kommin wifebeaters that left here on oxwagons a century or so ago - Piet Setief and co. I think most of their ancestors are found around Pretoria these days...

      Jacques - 2012-05-07 17:05

      Shall we then call Centurion se onder 15A rugby span Bulls depth as well?

  • RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 07:50

    Stormer Rob... The Bulls have so much depth that this will not affect them in the slightest way. Go report on some strike somewhere in the Cape or something like that. You are wasting your time to write this nonsense!

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-07 08:17

      Dit is nou toevalig, die naweek wat die Bulle bo aan die confederasies eindig, is daar skielik onmin tusen die wp/stormpies en die bestuur ! Die wiele kom af en hulle begin vroegtydig verskoning maak.

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 08:19

      Masjien... Ek se daai selfde ding. Hulle weet hulle 4 weke van HEL voor hulle en die veskonings begin nou al uitkom. Die HEL begin die naweek met die Cheetahs!!!

      cmjeftha - 2012-05-07 08:25

      This talk of stormers having injuries have been circulating for weeks if not months and you guys think we complaining? What a bunch of idiots are you bulls supporters...

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 08:32

      We are very PROUD idiots!!!

      John - 2012-05-07 08:39

      Sounds like Bulls supporters are in denial so let me remind them. Potgieter has been the standout loosie the competition thus far. He's gone! I'd also say two front rowers gone is pretty serious. All this & it is only the 1st game on tour! The only thing that might prevent this from being a disaster is the Bulls still have a few Province boys to call on in the backline. Lets hope all that money the Bulls forked out is worth it.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 08:50

      @John, why would we be in denial? Losing JP is a huge loss, no denying that however there are great replacements ie. Stegmann, Arno Botha, GJ v Velze and its only 1 front rower injured, Dean will be back in a weeks time. Dawie Steyn is a great replacement with Ryno Gerber on the bench.

      aidan.w.naude - 2012-05-07 09:26

      go nsw... the bulletjies are wounded.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 10:37

      @aidan, ever seen a wounded Bull?

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 14:23

      I have @Rene, they pee and cr@p themselves, like most other injured animals.

      Ruan - 2012-05-07 14:36

      Yes. Saw one in pink the other day!!!

  • Pedro - 2012-05-07 07:52

    What a stupid title. Why stormers,why not Lions,Sharks...or just Injuries hit Bulls.

  • Stormers - 2012-05-07 07:54

    Why was the wp game not televised ?(vodacom cup)

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 07:57

      Only the Sharks & Blue Bulls game, none of the others were televised... Sad really considering it was the quarters. Must add that I thoroughly enjoyed the BB & Sharks game. I thought my team was 'kapoet' but they never gave up fighting. Great entertaining game to watch.

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-07 07:59

      @stormpie, want SuperSport is die "Kanaal van Kampioene"

      Jc - 2012-05-07 10:57

      @ René: The Griquas/Pampas game was also televised, but that was Friday. It was also a very good game, with Die Poubloues taking the honors!

      marko.miladinovic.52 - 2012-05-07 13:24

      They also showed the EP Kings loose against the Pumas on Friday night 21:00. WP wanted too much TV rights for the game.

  • Papa-storm - 2012-05-07 07:56

    sounds like the bulls wanna be stormers

      Nicholas - 2012-05-07 08:38

      Why would that be Papa-storm? You still excited that for once the stormers are having a reasonable competition? With that said the last time I looked the Bulls are still ahead of you on the log ...

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-07 09:17

      ag nicholas ons weet almal daai(bulle se posisie op die log) gaan nie lank hou nie ons weet mos hoe sleg die bulle op toer is.

      Jed - 2012-05-07 09:19

      For once? Pretty sure we ended higher than the Bulls last season?

      steyts - 2012-05-07 09:29

      It is the first time you are ahead so you are not 'still' ahead... You will not be in the lead as soon as you come back from tour because you will only win 2 out of the 4 games...

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-07 09:37

      @steyts, skryf eerder afrikaans oumaat, engels is nie jou sterk punt nie.

      David - 2012-05-07 10:28

      Why would we want to be stormers if our trophy cabinet is so much more shinier than yours?

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-07 11:34

      what throphy is currently in your cabinet?

      steyts - 2012-05-07 13:37

      Wat is fout met my rooi taal bloumasjien?? Ek sien nie enige foute daar nie. I shall only speaka te english from now ons.... haha

      bloedisblou - 2012-05-07 13:49

      bwa haaa haaa, jy laat my lag met jou simpel stelling ou poepstorm

  • Lionel - 2012-05-07 08:09

    Morning All,stunning day in the Cape once again:):):) Saffa and I were discussing this last week if the Bulls will have the depth if injuries have to happen,I suppose time will tell:):):) Good luck!!!!!!

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 08:21

      If you and Saffa discussed anything it is just as good my two 4 year olds discussed politics!!

      Lionel - 2012-05-07 08:24

      Your two 4year olds probably no more about rugby than you!!!!!!

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:20

      @Lionel, I am sure Tokkies kids 'no' more about rugby, I doubt they 'know' more though. Have a good one!

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 09:44

      Lionel, Lionel, Lionel... Judging by the exclamation marks Tokolos might have hit a nerve there so early on a Monday morning hey! I suppose with your "strike" news this week starts off bad for you and will even end worse when the Cheetahs MURDER you on the weekend... wahahahaha Have a great week old chap!!!

      Jason - 2012-05-07 10:45

      Morning you bunch of reprobates!!!! first day back in the office after a much needed holiday and I can see nothing has changed lol!!!

  • manie.jordaan1 - 2012-05-07 08:26

    Just imagine this that Rob Howing is a newspaper salesman on a street corner shouting: "Stormers virus now hits Bulls!" Rene bought the newspaper...."Stormers virus now hits 2nd Bull" .......RealTokolos bought the newspaper....."Stormers virus now hits 3rd Bull" ..... Pedro did his shopping....."Stormers virus now hits 4th Bull"......

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 08:44

      @manie, No I cannot imagine Rob doing anything physical let alone selling papers on a street corner.... Eating doughnuts and drooling about the Stormer players behind his laptop all day long, YES, that I can image!

      manie.jordaan1 - 2012-05-07 08:59

      @Rene....maybe difficult to imagine, but you fall for one of the oldest salestalk on the Cape...."Stormers virus now hits all the Bulls + supporters too"...... Just counting down for the few that is left......

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:18

      Wow Manie, I thought this is rugby talk!

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 18:17

      Manie.... At least he will sell papers because Bulls supporters CAN read!!!

  • JouMa - 2012-05-07 08:26

    they were dominated so rather go home and lick their wounds getting tooooo soft in pink good to see spies making a tackle vs the mighty rebels

      John - 2012-05-07 09:14

      Are you serious!!!! Did Spies really make a tackle?? (I missed the game)

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 13:06

      @Raventjie...You can't MISS tackles if you don't even bother trying to MAKE them in the first place.....capiche? Now pull up the list of 'tackle attempts' and I reckon Brother Pierre will clock in with about 2.......for the last 3 seasons. In order to miss a tackle you have to ATTEMPT the tackle....simple really.

      marko.miladinovic.52 - 2012-05-07 13:20

      @Blueraven, so I see Peter Grant is in fourth place. Ha ha that must hurt these macho Stormers supporters. I wonder why that idiot Rob Houwing removed the Stormers pay dispute news report so quickly. Would have loved to read those comments.

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 13:39

      @Raven - you and a few of your comrades here must honestly be the ONLY folk in SA who rate Pierre Spies..........most of the legit Bulls fans I know, are FED UP with him. just saying.....

      hvanderlinde - 2012-05-07 14:02

      Would you rather have two Pierre Spies' in your team or two Jacque Potgieters? See the difference here

      JouMa - 2012-05-07 14:52

      unfortunately these stats are seriously flawed since there is no dedicated stats company running the show. every country you'll find different stats in new zealand spies is one of the higher missed tackles on oz sites he doesn't feature then other blogs olivier is high up what someone needs to show is rather % of tackles made no point in showing missed 25 then everybody says that guy can't tackle out of a paper bag but he's attempted 75 so unless there is a complete list from 150 tackles made down to 10 these stats won't mean much

      JouMa - 2012-05-07 14:57

      raven just 2 weeks ago spies had missed 19 unless they get deducted of tackles made can't see why he's not on the list he missed a couple over weekend again some of his misses have been costly having said that he is playing better and better each game

  • Emile - 2012-05-07 09:05

    Comparison between the Bulls and Stormers is really an insult to the Bulls, doesn't matter when, where of what you compare.

  • John - 2012-05-07 09:12

    @Rene - The Waratahs are a must win game as it only gets more difficult from there so yes Dean will be back but for now they need him in the Tahs game. Stegman is coming back from a long lay-off. At his best he's a penalty machine so expect him to give the Tahs a 9 point start. I'd be worried if I were you. Why do you think Ludeke has hit the panic button and is shipping in players.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:28

      @John, I don't think he is hitting any panic buttons, it is called a contingency plan. There is a whole week of training ahead, and losing 3/4 players requires back-up. We've often see players get injured in training sessions. I for one, hope he starts with Arno and play Steggies off the bench. Losing Dean on 'paternity leave' sucks, but you cannot plan these things.

      John - 2012-05-07 09:37

      @ Rene - goodluck and lets hope there are no more injuries. Heyneke Meyer must be getting very worried as Bok contenders are dropping like flies with 4 games to go till June.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:51

      @John, thank you! I agree, HM must be having nightmares - all these derbies coming up... I'm sure the injury pool will grow some more - eeesh!

  • Morne - 2012-05-07 09:47

    The only Stormers Virus I am aware of is the no bonus point virus this is why they have such attitude and no where to be seen close to the top it is already counting against them and we are only half way, even all there so called stars that lost a semi-final to the pathetic lions still don't think they can score 4 tries they don't even look if they can so good luck to them and the bulls in pink says it all in regards to there depth.

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-07 10:29

      @Morne ,what about the chokers virus?

  • Selma - 2012-05-07 10:01

    TOO MUCH RUGBY. Season is too long. Greed taking its toll.

  • aubrey.gloster - 2012-05-07 10:10

    Weet iemand of Isak ontvoer is? Hoekom is hy so stil? Staak hy saam met die Stormers vandag?

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 10:19

      @Aubrey, dis 'n groot moontlikheid. LoL

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-07 10:38

      Onkruid vergaan nie!

      Melt - 2012-05-07 11:11

      @Aubrey, Hy het gese ek moet maar namens hom praat hy is weg Oos Kaap toe ( Grens) blybaar het die BB hom gekontrakteur om n paar spelers vir die beseerde Bulls te gaan soek. (Geen af duime nie, ek se net wat ek gese is om te doen)

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-07 11:25

      @Melt , die kanse is groter dat die AWB, vir Malema sal kry om lede te werf.

      Melt - 2012-05-07 11:40

      @BlouMasjien, Ons het gese ons praat nie die week politiek nie. Ons praat ook nie te veel nie want ek sien jy is die week "meester" met die rooipen in die hand soek spelfoute en taalgebruik? Los die manne dat hulle skryf soos hulle dink reg is party van ons kan somme maak maar nie spel nie almal kan egter kommentaar oor rugby lewer al stem almal nie noodwendig saam nie...so......sit weg jou rooipen....

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 12:12

      Tokolos dink dat Sakkie dalk self Nuweland toe is om die klomp te gaan uitsort. Weeepeee is die man se ontbyt, middagete en aandete!!!

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-07 12:40

      Ou melt wat suip jy so vroeg op n maandag? Wie praat politiek ? n Mens noem dit n vergelyking. Enige een kan n typo maak, maar as jy n taal verkrag, gaan jy te ver.

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 13:09

      And reading the replies below, I feel as though I have wandered into a remake of the twilight zone meets Wrong Turn 6.........Hillbillies, halfwits and frothing at the mouth carnival folk - eeeeuw. C'mon BBRU - surely you chaps can offer the rugby public a few supporters with IQ's higher than 10 and EQ's that don't register a negative? The fans above (see above...) belong on www.voelmyhoring.com - not News24......classy bunch. ####Just saying####

      Melt - 2012-05-07 14:56

      Blou Masjien, As n mens met jou verskil is dit nie noodwendig omdat hy iets suip nie. Ek glo jy verwys nie na Alkohol nie, want dan moet ek jou teleurstel en se party van ons gebruik geen sterk drank nie.......goed smaak te sleg!!!!! Ek respekteer n ou wat my taal probeer praat al maak hy foute. Strongs

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-07 15:40

      @melt, as jy dan nie suip nie, wat is jou verskoning? If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

  • Melt - 2012-05-07 11:05

    Nie goeie nuus vir die Bulle nie, ek glo egter daar is meer as genoeg diepte in hulle kamp om die probleme op te los. As n Stormer onderst glo ek dit is tyd dat manne soos Sadie nou begin wys waar na toe hulle in staat is. Die Bulle kan die Warathas pakgee ek is seker daarvan, knap net die naweek julle verdedeging op en skop 20 % minder , die Warathas het lang agterspelers en is normaalweg goed onder die hoe bal. Die Stormers met hulle probleme (geld) maak my skaam vir my span. Ek hoop eerlik hulle gaan ons Saterdag wys hoekom hulle nie net plaaslik nie, maar ook oorsee hoog aangeslaan word. Mag al die SA spanne behalwe Vrystaat die naweek wen.

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 12:21

      Ai ou Melt... Jy se sulke mooi dinge dan kom neuk jy dit op met die laaste sinnetjie. Amper trick jy die Tokolos om vir jou 'n "op duimpie" te gee.

      Melt - 2012-05-07 15:00

      @Real Tokolos, Net om te wys dat jy van my mag verskil gaan ek nie vir jou n af duimpie gee nie. Ek hoop daai ou wat jou profiel namaak of probeer namaak verdwyn nou van die blok. Groete ou Grote

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 17:16

      Dis ok Melt... Ek steur my nie aan kinders nie. Small things amuse small minds. Ek sal net so stappie voor hom bly. Hy sal wel sy naam met 'n plank slaan. Jy sien hier is die ding... Al kry Tokolos "af duimpies" pla dit nie. Tokolos sê sy sê en hy kan nie jok nie. Hy is so groot gemaak. Meeste van Tokolos se comments is tong in die kies maar dit maak mense bitter bef#k. Dan raak hulle persoonlik. Tokolos kan nie daarvoor help nie. Hier is vir jou 'n "op duimpie" ook ou maat, net omdat Tokolos lekker voel vandag. Groetnis.

  • funtasties - 2012-05-07 11:05

    I love this... the only two teams that matter in SA rugby are back on top and having a good ol' argy bargy. Only good can come of this. International teams beware.

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 17:21

      Most of it is "tongue in the cheek" but people get very upset here and then the sh#t starts. People climb into each others character, and sometimes also tongue in the cheek. Sometimes it gets serious though... But I can promise you when the Bokke play that is all put aside. It's just a healthy rivalry and it helps building hype for coming weekends and games.

  • Pomene - 2012-05-07 11:11

    Only time will tell what is lying ahead however hope it's all good. It will be excellent if the youngsters can stand their man and be counted. The time has come for them to show their worth and assist the Bulls against three strong overseas opponents. If that is going to happen.........................well we will watch in anticipation this weekend !!! best of luck !!!

  • charles.wolfaardt1 - 2012-05-07 11:47

    The ex Bulls defence team is now the Springbok defence team & yet the "Pink Ladies" arrange holes for the opposition to run through. Springbok defence ?????????

      mandell.reitz1 - 2012-05-07 12:20

      @charles..k weti op watter planeet j leef ni...het j agter gekom di laaste 3weke wat verby was,was di springbok oefen kampe?? So daa ws geen mcfarland om di defence te ly ni...dus hoekom daa so baie gate in oz defence was!!!! Is dit ni miskien n toeval hoekom di defence so liederlik gefaal ht ni??? Ma mcfarland en kie is trug :) so hou di spasie dop!!!

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 12:22

      Charles the only holes will be those in your underpants come 2 June... BUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLS!!!!!!

      bloedisblou - 2012-05-07 12:39

      whatever, te minste speel die bulls aanskoulike wen rugby jou aap. Jou spannetjie can net tackle tackle en tackle en nou en dan n' lucky try score. Dis hoekom die bulls bo aan die punte leer is, hulle het wel teen jou spannetjie verloor omdat die rubbish weepie supporters nare goed geskreeu het van Steyn se pa toe hy pale toe geskop het, maar bonus punte sit hulle bo, so toe toe, daai cortina van jou wag vir die nuwe olie

  • TruetotheBlue - 2012-05-07 12:34

    Rob Houwing should go edit the Stormers' Club Newlands magazine instead of attempting to write general rugby articles. Every article he writes had a biased Stormer slant. Tired of his drivel!

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 13:11

      How original, True to the Blue...Would that be the Auckland Blues, the Waratahs?

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 13:12

      Sê hom my Antie!!!

  • Rohann - 2012-05-07 13:23

    And every article JJ Harmse writes is bias towards the Bulls so what is your point?

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 13:40

      The Bulls fans don't have a point, in fact they serve no purpose at all......They just screech round here because they can (Freedom of Speech has it's drawbacks.....)

      bloedisblou - 2012-05-07 13:47

      ag ou saffa, jy beindruk maar net jou mede poofter supporters met jou kaapse wittiness en sogenaamde rugby kennis, maar eintlik is jy maar net n' ou simpel dogtertjie, gaan speel met jou poppe toe

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 14:01

      @Bloedisblou.............once you have an inkling as to what the terms: hygiene, intelligence, class and good breeding mean...talk to me. Until then, cheerio.

      hvanderlinde - 2012-05-07 14:06

      SAF: HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      bloedisblou - 2012-05-07 14:08

      check nou al die thumbs up vir saffa se champion reply van die poofter supporters.

      marko.miladinovic.52 - 2012-05-07 14:19

      I have never seen a JJ Haremse sports report on Sports 24. So no sense in the comment.

      Rohann - 2012-05-07 14:42

      Really? Because if I go on the sport columnists link, I see 2 articles by JJ Harmse. How stupid do you feel now?

      marko.miladinovic.52 - 2012-05-08 11:03

      @Rohann, it is now morning and every rugby report is still from Rob Houwing. Now I wonder how stupid you don't just look now, but how stupid you actually are. Ha ha ha you stipid foot in mouth idiot.

      Rohann - 2012-05-08 13:12

      The fact of the matter is that I can find 2 RUGBY related articles on SPORT24 by Harmse. He also writes RUGBY articles for publications like Rapport and Die Burger, hence my original post. Its like trying to explain something to a infant. Still think your the idiot, idiot. Hahahahahahahahahah! My work here is done. Thank you come again. Game set match beeeeatch! Hahahah!

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