Boks release Ralepelle to Bulls

2011-08-16 15:58

Pretoria - The Springboks have released hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle back to the Blue Bulls for their Currie Cup encounter against Griquas on Friday afternoon.

This comes after the Boks called the No 2 into their training squad on Sunday ahead of their clash against the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth.

However, Ralepelle will only play off the bench after hooker Gary Botha was named captain for the clash against the men from Kimberley.

Ralepelle will replace Willie Wepener on the bench for the match at Loftus Versfeld.


Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Zane Kirchner, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Arno Botha, 5 Juandr Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Gary Botha (captain), 1 Dean Greyling.

Subtsitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 19 Jono Ross, 20 Dustin Jinka, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Francois Venter.




  • Zip23 - 2011-08-16 16:00

    good for Bulls, BAD for bokke.

  • Tumi Bopape - 2011-08-16 16:03

    @Zip23, Of late I don't know what's good or bad for the Boks, even our best team on the field can't win @ home. Hopefully we are saving the best for when it really matters(world cup).

      Zip23 - 2011-08-16 16:08

      only two things bad for boks, smit and the coaching staff.

      Zip23 - 2011-08-16 16:10

      Add: SARU and Western Province Rugby.

      jk - 2011-08-16 16:14

      zip23-only bad thing about news24 is zip23- makes us vimmit!!!

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-16 16:38

      yes, ...WP = 10 year losers....!! ....bunch of suckers...!! ...bad news for SA Rugby....!!

      Bill - 2011-08-16 17:47

      We put Dad's Army in the field. Very experienced, but unfit and totally out of condition, some had not played rugby for months and get then shoved straight into a test? (Gurthro) Nobody could expect anything less than a thumping. This coaching team is incompetent with little vision and no idea of how to build a team.

  • Zip23 - 2011-08-16 16:04

    cannot believe that lump of whale blubber smit is really going to the world cup.

  • Beannie - 2011-08-16 16:12

    Great news, we need him!

  • jk - 2011-08-16 16:13

    who to leave out from the bulletjies team for chillers???

      Zip23 - 2011-08-16 16:14

      if you read the article you would know retard

      jk - 2011-08-16 16:15

      only bad thing about news24 is zip23... makes us vommit!!!

      Zip23 - 2011-08-16 16:17

      not vimmit?

      jk - 2011-08-16 16:20


      Zip23 - 2011-08-16 16:23

      Ooh, cybertalk.

  • panafricanis - 2011-08-16 16:14

    My goodness I cannot believe this is happening...keep Smit and release Chillyboy??amazing...go all blacks

  • jk - 2011-08-16 16:17

    no talent in this team, none-bulle to go down by 9 points-lol

      Zip23 - 2011-08-16 16:19

      how old are you jk?

      jk - 2011-08-16 16:20


      Zip23 - 2011-08-16 16:21

      it was retorical

      jk - 2011-08-16 16:21


      jk - 2011-08-16 16:25

      cheers sports fans ciao!!!! PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-16 16:40

      ...10 year losers...!! ..........DHL Suckers....!! .........ha ha ha ha ha ...!!!

      Tools1 - 2011-08-16 16:41

      I thought my TV was upside down when i saw the Mighty Lions leading the log.....beuatiful rugga these lads are playing. And for all those province lads that thought this is the year you stood a chance to break that trophy drought think again. The Lions look to steal your thunder.

      Tools1 - 2011-08-16 16:54

      jk can sit on Zip's head and zip can pull his forskin over jk's head and you both can f%@#$ some sence into one another.

  • Tiger - 2011-08-16 17:05

    Strange is dit nie? Al die spanne behalwe die WP kry spelers terug elke nou en dan vanaf die Bokke. Hoekom? Want die WP spelers in die squad is sonder enige twyfel op meriete daar...daar word nie oor hulle getwyfel nie. Eerste keuses...nie aangen@@@de lappe nie...

      Tools1 - 2011-08-16 17:12

      Ek wens julle will Habana terug vat.Hoeveel ander is daar nou eintlik in die begin span. Wait for it.........2.

  • Grant Stevens - 2011-08-16 17:17

    Can't believe Chili won't get game time for the Boks this week. Hopefully when Smit is gone this guy will get the opportunity to shine for SA!

  • Scooter - 2011-08-16 17:21

    @JohnnyBB....WP 32 Currie Cups Bulls 23 Currie Cups in 121 YEARS..Bulls are still losing and always will be retard. I also have fond memories of the Bulls finishing last in SuperRugby a few times, shame that most of been pretty embarrassing. You keep talking about Province only makes us think you a tad jealous so may WP keep consuming your little brain....

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-16 17:28

    Pity,he did outplay old JS!

  • Bill - 2011-08-16 17:32

    Ahh well, I guess P Divvy, Thick Muir and that Gold chappie think John Smit with torn elbow ligaments is still the best hooker and second best tight-head in the world. Sorry Chili - their strange decisions are based on the weirdest mixture of fact, fiction, and sorcery you will ever find.

  • Christy - 2011-08-16 17:37

    Hope Chilli make it to the WC. As for WP being the punching bag one here- Get a life and leave WP alone.

  • pappavyf - 2011-08-16 22:44

    Typical Bulls supporters, when the Bulls are get a hiding from ALL the teams what do they do, attack the dominant teams, or more specifically WP. How on earth can WP rugby be bad for SA rugby, or Bulls rugby or Sharks rugby for that matter! It just makes no logical sense!!! Zippy, your comments are as puerile as your username, rather keep quiet son, you are making a fool of yourself.

      Zip23 - 2011-08-17 06:26


  • Robschele - 2011-08-17 09:55

    I see Jano Vermaak is still in the team. Wonder how long it will be before the Bulls put him on ice like they did with Kennedy Tsimba. Tsimba played well for Cheetahs, then the Bulls bought him and we never heard from him again.

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