Bulls to decide on Morné

2012-10-07 22:19

Cape Town - The Blue Bulls will decide on Monday what Springbok players they will use for their final round-robin Currie Cup game against the Golden Lions on Saturday.

The Bulls, who beat WP 26-13 on Friday, still have a chance of making the semi-finals if they beat the Lions at Coca-Cola Park, so the decision to use some of their Bok players is an important one for coach Pine Pienaar.

"I'll first have a chat with Dewald Potgieter (Bulls skipper) and then the returning (Springbok) players," Pienaar told Beeld. "We'll take the injury situation at the Boks into consideration, as well as how much game time each player had. Just look at a player like Juandré Kruger - he hasn't had playing time in a while.

"They're all quality players. I know some of them have a burning desire to play Currie Cup rugby. If they want to come in and make a difference, they'll be welcome."

Loose forward Arno Botha, who was called up by the Boks last week, and Jacques Potgieter will definitely play, according to the coach.

Then there's also the big decision on whether or not to pick flyhalf Morné Steyn. Steyn had a nightmare for the Springboks recently, which led to his axing at the expense of Johan Goosen for South Africa's last two home games in the Rugby Championship. He has since been given time to rest.

And Pienaar admitted he's uncertain if Steyn will be brought back.

"I don't know if Morné currently has a desire to play, but if he's eager and wants to do well, I'll like to bring him on board," said Pienaar.

Their clash against the Lions kicks off at 19:10 on Saturday.


  • blou.johnny - 2012-10-07 22:33

    ....en daar skop wonder-seun Johan Goosen vrotter as Morne Steyn... ...eerste 4 skoppe almal mis... ....Bhwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha..!!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-08 02:49

      So jou nuwe naam is nou kaptein spies. Ek weet jou van is spies. Maar waar kom die kaptein vandaan? Is jy kaptein van die Riverview netbal span?

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-08 05:49

      Verveel ek jou. Ek kry eintlik die idee ek irriteer jou. Dis goed.

      christie.serfontein - 2012-10-08 07:39

      Jy kyk Johan Goosen se talent gerieflikheids halwe mis.Hy is skitterend. Morne skop goed en sal terug keer want hy is in die grond gespeel deur die Blou Bulle en die vorige Springbok- afrigter.

      johan.wilsnach - 2012-10-08 07:41

      B J have you seen you story about the coal yesterday?

      johan.wilsnach - 2012-10-08 07:49

      blou johnny,. are you sure that you are ok? Are you living alone and do you have a girlfriend? Shame, when I look at the times of your activities it looks like you are practicing the cockroach style. ONly active very late at night when it is dark. How can we help you?

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-10-08 08:19

      "...Steyn had a nightmare for the Springboks recently,..."???????? weer di gewone weepee dr00l wat sulke snert skryf?? net so tussen almal, Steyn het vrot geskop maar sy algemene spel was goed en om dit meer in perspektief te plaas- Goosen het talent, maar is jonk onervare en het uit di bus geval- kort 2-3jaar in superrugby, terwyl jantjes nooit springbok materiaal sal wees ni. wat is di konklusie?? weepee media ape en ondersteuners wat alles probeer om di kampioen Bulle uit di Bokspan te hou oa. ook FouriedPreez wat net 30 jaar oud is en monster Bakkies?? Steyn is ongelukkig vir julle nog steeds di beste keuse en so ook di ander Bulle....

      frigo.donnerweer - 2012-10-08 11:40

      Speel vir Morne ja! Dan vat die Lions defnitief die 5 punte...

  • danie.fick.98 - 2012-10-08 00:49

    Al die blou trassies!!!! Julle gaan bogerol wen!!!!!! Losers!!! So relax en klim terug in julle doppe...

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-08 01:17

      @danie.fick. Lyk my die nurse stem saam met jou. Dis hoekom hy jou nou try beledig. Arme vent.

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-08 01:18

      Einde volgende week se log: Sharks Lions Griekwas Bulls Semi: Bulls wen Sharks en Lions wen Griewkas 2012 Currie Cup Kampioene: Mighty Bulls (weereens) 2013 se Curriebeker spanne: Bulls, Sharks, Lions, Cheetahs, Griekwas, Kings

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-08 05:17

      Love you Mara

      vanrooyenmara - 2012-10-08 05:18

      Dora Fick jou van is verkeerd gespel........die i moet n u wees

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-08 05:54

      Gert, stem jy saam met danie?

      morne.hennings.5 - 2012-10-08 07:27

      Tsk! Se iemand wat nou al juis wat vermag het?

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-10-08 08:24

      @danie&chris- "cockroaches under the weather, crawl together??" platvloers??

  • jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-08 07:17

    Los Vir MS tot 2013, hy het rus nodig, nie nog rugby nie!!!!!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-08 08:10

      Vertel my net, wanneer het Morne Steyn hierdie jaar rugby gespeel?

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-08 08:33

      Moet ons regtig in daai debat betrokke raak??? Julle is almal n klop hypocrites, toe MS left right en centre games vir die bokke gewen het, is almal maar te bly hy is daar, nou het hy n af seisoen (140 games uninterrupted ) en almal kruisig hom??? Die man het n break nodig, dis al, te veel rugby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • heinrich.badenhorst.395 - 2012-10-08 07:20

    niel.walt. Well if the same logic applies why did the AB'S outscore the Boks in Dunedin when Morne left and Goosen came up? Maths are not going to help, Goosen is a great talent but unfortunately he needs time to develop and the AB'S are not the team to try him out against. Take him on the year end tour an see how he is adapting to Test Rugby.

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-10-08 07:21

    No brainer! Fouche is 3de beste 10 by Bulls

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-10-08 08:32

      jammer @rinus- maar as 'n groot Bul ondersteuner moet ek ongelukkig se', fouche moet nooit naby 'n rugby veld toegelaat word ni- hy is 'n uiters uiters swak speler met 'n groot poot??

  • johan.wilsnach - 2012-10-08 07:41

    Who the hell cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • jean.rossouwsa - 2012-10-08 07:50

    Ja julle Bulle haters kry toe presies wat julle nie wou he nie.. Morne en die res skop almal maar swak.... Dalk die Bokke se skop coach? Of is dit dalk die bal?

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-10-08 08:40

      @jean- ons Bulle moet altyd verstaan dat wanneer Morne vrot skop is dit Morne se skuld, maar wanneer goosen of snotkop janjes swak skop is dit di skop afrigter se skuld?? met di' media, in di hande van di baster AA weepee swape daar onder, is SA rugby in 'n baie harseer plek....

  • sharkie.fin - 2012-10-08 08:01


      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-08 08:48

      hahahah- Next one???

  • robert.reeve.7564 - 2012-10-08 08:26

    Morne is still Morne - he's a true blue appreciated by No.23's, twice the potential of Goosen and doesn't need correction from Louis Koen, who only had quarter of Morne's skill. That's why he's got the jips! HM's administration clearly doesn't know its ass from its elbow... Put some Zambok on it Morne - it works wonders...

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-10-08 08:45

      @rob- dis ni HM wat hom gedrop het ni, Heineke weet MS is di beste keuse vir nou- dit was die gemors AA weepee media daar onder di platberg, wat bitter jaloers is teenoor di Bulle se prestasies en moeg is vir di Bulle se wen kultuur- daarom di daaglikse gewone galbraak teenoor alle Bul spelers op weepee24??

      niel.walt - 2012-10-08 08:53

      Morne? Skill? Please explain

      henk.foord - 2012-10-08 09:45

      niel.walt ... Morne? Skill? Please explain ?????? That could be done easily ... check morne's stats ... but the problem is one would need more than 2 working brain cells . Can't believe you have the guts to bad mouth the best fullback of SA in history on stats ???

  • parwezslipknot.cullen - 2012-10-08 09:05

    I think that would be a big mistake to take off Fouche whose doing an excellent kicking job. Put Morne on the bench and let him find form again

      stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-08 09:25

      And who lost the game for the Bulls against Griekwas? amongs others?

  • henk.foord - 2012-10-08 09:57

    neil.walt Morne? Skill? Please explain ????? You gotta be kidding .... He got the best stats in SA history ???? Did he do all that by coincedence ??? Maybe you don't have 2 working brain cells or you must be comedian ?

      niel.walt - 2012-10-08 10:21

      Kicking at goal stats. Dan carter has skills, aaron cruden has skills, james o'connor, quade cooper. Those are guys with skills. Morne is 1 dimensional

      henk.foord - 2012-10-08 11:09

      okay i see where you going ... but kicking in itself is also a skill. must add that morne have had the better on carter few times on the field in the past. another thought .. i watched few itm cup games and in general the NZ players have far better skills than our CC players. were proven on sat against the AB's , and the super rugby as well. personally i reckon those skills can be coached .... so the problem should be seen as all our SA team coaches lack something .

  • jannie.louw.58 - 2012-10-09 10:33

    ane ding sit asb hougard terug wa hy hoort as hule hom wil uit posisie speel sit hom saam met dejong op senter deviliers heel agter en bring bason terug op vleul ok

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