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Vermaak gets Bulls start

2012-03-07 14:03

Pretoria - Jano Vermaak will make his first start for the Bulls on Saturday when the home side play the Blues at Loftus Versfeld. Kick-off is at 19:10.

Vermaak made his first Bulls appearance as a replacement in last weekend’s 51-19 romp over the Cheetahs and will replace the suspended Francois Hougaard at scrumhalf.

It is the only change from the run-on side that kept their unbeaten record in Bloemfontein intact, with Ruan Snyman taking over from Vermaak on the bench.

Vermaak has made 73 Super Rugby appearances for the Cats and Lions since 2006 and joined the Bulls after the 2011 season.

“It is exciting to get the chance to play. It is something that I wanted to do for a long time and I hope to make the most of the opportunity,” Vermaak said of his inclusion.

“The Blues are a strong side full of internationals, but that is the big challenge. One wants to test yourself against the best players in the world and Super Rugby allows you to do that.”

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke was confident in his halfback’s abilities: “Jano is one of the best scrumhalves in the competition and has a proven record at this level. His experience, temperament and solid skill set make him the ideal replacement for Francois (Hougaard),” Ludeke said.

He rates the Blues as one of the most dangerous sides in the competition: “They have firepower in the pack and firepower at the back. Adding to their ability in broken play, they have a very solid kicking game and good set phases. They will be a severe test of our abilities,” Ludeke said.

Teams:

Bulls:


15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Wynand Olivier, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 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 Ruan Snyman, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 JJ Engelbrecht

Blues:

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Comments
  • Henri - 2012-03-07 14:21

    Ja laat n Lion vir julle help, hoe beter SA spanne doen hoe beter vir ons almal se siele. Kom Currie Cup dan sal ons sien LIONS IS KONING !!!!!! Super Rugby Champs 2012. Moooi speel Bulle :)

      Bullion - 2012-03-07 14:34

      Vermaak so al lankal n Springbok gewees het as hy vroeer na die Bulls gekom het. Hy is uitsteenkend maar al die jare by die lions gemors.

      Deon - 2012-03-07 16:00

      Die kanse is skraal dat die Lions gou weer CC gaan wen. WP sal dit voor hulle regkry en ons weet hoe lank hulle al wag.

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-03-07 16:10

      @deon - dit hang alles af van hoe die Currie Cup saam met die nuwe super15 en Rugby Championship gaan loop. As meeste van jou voorste spelers of op super15 diens of nasionale diens is, gaan die currie cup maar in 'n lotto ontaard soos die vodacom cup - wat laas jaar nie eers deur 'n SA span gewen is nie. Ek hoop regtig nie die Currie Cup met al sy geskiedenis en tradisie word 'n vodacom cup klugspul nie.

  • Nico - 2012-03-07 14:26

    Well done to Jano and good luck, sad to see him not in the Lions jersey though!

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-03-07 14:47

    Sterkte Jano.....!!!! Dis jou groot kaans, gebruik dit. Ek dink elkgeval dit gaan nag wees vir die Blues Saterdag op Loftus.

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-03-07 15:38

      ek dink dit gaan 'n baie closer game wees as wat almal dink, die blues is baie beter as wat hulle die laaste paar weke gespeel het. Dit gese, ek dink jou bulle sal die game vat, maar met 'n effense skrik naby die einde van die wedstryd.

      Blou-Daan - 2012-03-07 15:43

      @Pieter Ek dink jy is reg my maat. Die Blues is regtig onder druk vir n wen en dit gaan hulle groot motiveering wees. Maar ek het ook groot vertroue in die Bulle dat hulle voorbereid sal wees en die game kan vat.

      Lion - 2012-03-07 17:52

      Daan my vriend... Die bulle gaan hulle eet. Dit sit nie sommer in enige oorsese span om Loftus toe te kom en te kom wen nie. Ek dink nie die blues gaan veel beteken die seisoen na die Bulle met hulle klaar is nie. TRAUMATIZE HULLE BULLE!!!!

  • Saffa - 2012-03-07 15:45

    Bulls by 21 Walk in the park to our 4th cup

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 16:20

      Walk in the park? Will that be the same 'walk in the park' you took last year? (When you promised us your 4th cup?)

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 16:30

      @Maestro - I almost feel sorry for "action man" - have you seen his calves?

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 16:30

      At this stage 3 cups more than the Stormers.

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 16:39

      Duane and the rest of the Stormer team normally see those calves from behind, on the way to the Stormer tryline

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-03-07 16:58

      en vier bekers minder as die crudsaders. Ek verstaan nie, hierdie is 'n artikel oor 'n bul speler, wat geen konneksie met die stormers op enige manier het nie, maar tog is jy so gefasineer met die stormers dat jy hulle sal noem op enige plek waar jy kan. Is jy seker daai pienk trui wat jy gaan dra gee nie die ware rede weg hoekom jy rugby kyk nie? - en net sodat jy weet, ek dink die bulle het 'n goeie span en die wedsryde wat ek altyd na uitsien is Stormers/wp - Bulls, ek respekteer die bulle as 'n worthy advesary en 'n regte toets van talent(en ja ek erken my span was in die laaste ruk meer aan die verkeerde kant van die eindtelling as die regte kant) - so ek het niks teen die bulle spesifiek nie, ek het wel met mense wat sonder rede voel dit is hulle plig om my span te beledig. Die ondersteuners waarvoor ek die meeste respek het, is die bulle wat elke saterdag in 2000 - 2003 by Loftus opgedaag het om hulle span te ondersteun al het hulle in hulle glory in verloor - daai is ware ondersteuners, nie die wat skielik grootbek is omdat hulle span goed doen op daai oomblik nie.

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 17:25

      @pietertjie Bulls in hul glory verloor? Gaan google gou vir ons 2002 Curriebeker kampioene, 2003 Curriebeker kampioene, asook gaan check Vodacom kampioene. Dan kom jy op jou kniee terug na dokter toe

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 17:32

      @Doktertjie - Google gou vir ons die Bulls 1998-2002 - Super rugby........Dan kom jy op jou belly terug na my toe.

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 17:56

      @Japjapjap - We didn't SAW his calves? ........."intellEgent"? Oh dear stars.......

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 17:59

      @fake Saffa And what did the Stormers do 1998-2002 Super rugby. What did the Stormers do in the history of Super rugby for that matter

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-03-07 19:17

      @saffa - is jy nou ernstig? van alles wat ek gese het, het jy niks verstaan nie? Ek het (ware) bul ondersteuners 'n komplement gegee, en jy gaan aan asof ek, soos jy net links en regs beledig? Ek het regtig nie gedink iemand sal my verkeerd verstaan het dat ek super rugby bedoel het nie - kan jy eerlik waar vir my se die bulle het gedomineer in super rugby daai jare? geluk met die goeie currie cup rekord vir daai jare - well done, as for the vodacom cup - ek het absoluut geen respek vir daai lotto nie.

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 19:24

      @Pietertjie Lees my volgende post asseblief. So jy gaan sonder nou die swakste jare van die Bulls erens uit en maak dan asof dit die volle storie vertel? Wat is erger, 'n swak jaar of vier, of die onvermoe om die beker ooit te wen in 18 jaar van kompetisie. So ja, die Bulls se Super rekord vir 1998-2002 is swak. Wat het die Stormers al ooit in Super rugby gedoen?

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-03-08 07:46

      ok, siende dat jy 'n onvermoe het om my punt te verstaan sal ek dit vir jou uitspel - ek se nie die bulle is 'n swak span nie - ek erken hulle het uitstekende rekord die afgelope paar jaar, my punt was dat ek groot respek het vir ondersteuners wat hul span ondersteun in die swak jare - soos 1998-2002 vir die bulle(ek onthou 'n wedstryd waar daar minder as 6000 mense by loftus was - true supporters). As jy my kan wys waar ek jou span slegse of beledig, sal ek vir jou verskoning vra.

  • Andile Nokhetshe - 2012-03-07 16:46

    How about supporting any SA team as long as they are playing teams from other countries?

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-03-07 17:07

      I would agree with you my friend, but the problem comes in the new conference system. This system makes that you profit from any other team in your conference lose against a team outside your conference, log points that are not coming into your conference for another team. this has the effect that if you support any other SA team against a foreign team, you are acting against the interests of your own team. Sad but true - one of the reasons I do not like the conference system

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-03-07 17:15

      please forgive my bad english in the previous post, was in a hurry and did not have time to read over what I posted, but I hope you got the idea. btw, I "liked" you post as I agree in principle with what you said

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 17:26

      @pietertjie Don't worry, we all know you not a brainsurgeon

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 17:33

      @Fake Saffa - and we all know that you are not a well respected ortho surgeon.......

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 18:01

      @fake Saffa At least I have internet at home

      Saffa - 2012-03-07 18:04

      Tsk Tsk - everytime I mention malpractice/your surgical skill etc - you start dribbling.....why?

      Lion - 2012-03-07 18:36

      @Fake Saffa... The Real Saffa is a rugby purist. He knows what he is talking about. @Real Saffa .... don't listen to the Fake Saffa. She just envies you for your knowledge about rugby, not even talking about your medical knowledge. I think that you are the best doctor in the world and that you tell it like it is. She cannot deal with the identity crisis that she is going through right now. Just like it is with her rugby knowledge... She is asking herself these two questions constantly when she drives home with no internet.... Am I the Real Saffa or am I the Fake Saffa now? Do I really support the Stormers or do support the Kings? How many trophies do we have again? "I am confused"

      Saffa - 2012-03-08 01:01

      @Saffa Shame, show me where I dribbled? You hate it that you can't get the response out of me you so desperately want. Extremely opinionated about things you often don't have a clue about, what are you trying to proof? I'm sure you know everything about my surgical skills and malpractice issues etc etc, I mean according to you you know everything. Mighty Saffas' opinons are law. You will probably argue with an orthopedic surgeon about knee replacements.

      Schaun - 2012-03-08 21:38

      ag come on,,, its not tri nations,.. that must still come.. i just give my view,.. i m a bull supporter yes indeed, and as the train hard i make the time to support them win or loose... but as soon as my team is out i dont care who wins or loose, i go fishing or spend time with my family, if nz or australian team must win to better chances for bull, i scream for that team,... i dont half support the bulls i fully do, so i win or i loose. pink bulls forever... en ja haal die springbok of protea af en sit pink panther op ( lol nie rerig ) maar nou ja

  • Saffa - 2012-03-07 18:51

    @fake Saffa I guess you done work, pitty you don't have internet at home. Gives you a few extra hours to bash the Bulls

  • Jacques Windt - 2012-03-07 19:29

    En dit verbaas my weer nie om vir Saffa hier te sien nie. Kry asseblief net vir jou n lewe! Gaan dinge bietjie moeilik by die huis dat jy heeldag kan sit en comment op al die blaaie? Ek is seker ek praat nie net vir myself nie, hou jou negatiewe komentaar vir jouself, maak bietjie jou laptop toe en gaan kry n bietjie vars lug buite! Niemand gaan jou byt buite nie hoor, dis eintlik nogal lekker af en toe!

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