Stander to start for Bulls

2012-09-25 16:38

Pretoria - Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar named CJ Stander at No 8 in a reshuffled loose trio combination for his side's Currie Cup match against the Sharks in Durban on Friday.

With Jacques Potgieter being recalled to the Springbok squad, Arno Botha moves from No 8 to No 7 in place of Potgieter, allowing Stander back into the starting line-up.

The rest of the side that beat the Free State Cheetahs 34-30 last weekend will again do duty, with Lionel Cronjé bracketed with Louis Fouché at flyhalf - the latter an injury concern.

On the bench, Warwick Tecklenburg takes Stander's place, while Tukkies flyhalf Willie du Plessis will be on standby, should he need to replace Cronjé on the bench.

Grant Hattingh has also been declared fit and will replace Cornell Hess on the bench.

Bjorn Basson will be given another week to regain full fitness.

The clash at Kings Park kicks off at 19:10 on Friday.




Blue Bulls:

15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Louis Fouché/Lionel Cronjé, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Morné Mellett.

Substitutes: Bongo Mbonambi, Frik Kirsten, Grant Hattingh, Warwick Tecklenburg, Ruan Snyman, Lionel Cronjé/Willie du Plessis, Ulrich Beyers.


  • dowwe.duane - 2012-09-25 16:41

    Another walk in the park for the mighty Bulls, SA's flagship team coming up

      johan.arendse.90 - 2012-09-25 16:50

      oom weer baie gesuip hirie naweek,oom het seker weer die tannie geslaan ne?

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-25 16:54

      @johan Net as die Bulle verloor tik ek haar. Maar soos ons almal weet het die Bulle koning gekraai die naweek, die Cheetahs stukkend gehardloop.

      macziekpk - 2012-09-25 17:14

      Better to smack the wife than molest everything in sight like they do in the Cape

      Amanda - 2012-09-25 17:37

      Johan, his tannie is a blow up doll. By tik he means, jerked off on it. And she has Morne's face on it.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-25 19:15

      @ big amanda I love jerking off. Unfortunatley you can't be in my thoughts when I do, i prefer tight chicks. Not something I can park my $180,000 motor home in.

      paul.coetzee1 - 2012-09-26 04:17

      Stander is a really bright prospect for the future. Pity Basson is not there. We are going to need all the "hupstootjies" we can get to keep us in the Currie Cup competition next year.

  • Berto En Petra Mostert - 2012-09-25 17:13

    Bulls are Mediocrity personified

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-25 23:55

      ....super Champions X3... ...fool....

      alfred.killian - 2012-09-26 06:14

      Nee, dis wanneer jy vir 11 jaar nie n koppie wen nie, heeltemal gelukkig is daarmee en nog steeds dink jy is goed.

  • jacques.theunissen.982 - 2012-09-25 17:26

    CJ the best Bulls loosie by far.

      spear.tackle.7 - 2012-09-25 18:29

      seker weer n wp man ne..

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-25 19:45

      @spear Sien jy was bietjie lanklaas hier met jou IK van 3. Probleme?

  • Johannes Bothma - 2012-09-25 17:45

    By this time, only our old Infamouse Andre Staander can help the bulls

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-25 17:51

    Where are the days where we Bulls supporters were assured of victory regardless of who our team faced off against ? Nowadays we're lucky if we have 3 or 4 decent games in a season. If you ask me, it's time for an infusion of new (possibly foreign) blood in terms of the coaching staff..

      Amanda - 2012-09-25 19:16

      Maybe, or getting rid of the troll supporters. No team needs that. They give every team false hope, and fail to realize the real problem.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-25 19:36

      @amanda How long are you gonna sit on that Coke bottle? You do realize the risk for infection after 48h right

      craven.luyt - 2012-09-25 21:31

      Amanda you are highly insulting, someone as uninformed and frankly hideous as you are should rather just shut your pie hole. You are another typical WP whiner, all these years of having nothing to celebrate has turned you all bitter. I bet you think Gio Aplon doesn't have FAS.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-25 21:52

      @craven Ek het nou van my 4de verdieping tot in my wynkelder getuimel soos ek gelag het vir jou chirp! En ou Giotjie is nie die enigste karaktertjie in die span met FAS nie!

      craven.luyt - 2012-09-25 22:02

      Dowwe, I agree Joe Peterson has suspicious dysmorphic features and an IQ to boot. Only difference is Cabernet for Joe's mom and meths for Gio's. Their short stature also raise the red flags.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-25 22:30

      @Craven Not to mention the low ears, wide nose bridge and klein koppie soos 'n petshop slangetjie. En dan wat dink jy het armsalige Duane se ma gesuip? Nuclear juice? Kyk daai ding het 'n kaak soos 'n bok wat bergaf kyk

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-26 00:00

      ....WP... ...11 years... ...cupless....

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-09-26 00:16

      craven, you & dowwe are very funny and nuts on your comments

  • bruce.turner.925602 - 2012-09-25 21:06

    this guy is a big loss to SA rugby, really good player.

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-09-25 22:17

    Dower.Duane = Tom.Retardis

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-25 22:31

      @Mandy You are normally spot on, but not this time my dear. Try again

  • blou.johnny - 2012-09-26 00:03

    ....CJ Stander.... ...far better than slow as a tortoise, overrated Donkey Vermeulen...

  • jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-09-26 08:58

    He is the best loosie the bulls have anyway, should be a given. pity he is going away

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