Potgieter earns first start

2011-09-14 13:14

Johannesburg - Recent recruit Jacques Potgieter has been included in the Blue Bulls team to play Western Province in their Currie Cup clash at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Potgieter, who joined the Pretoria outfit earlier this month, will earn a first start at flank in place of Warwick Tecklenburg in the only change to the side which drew with the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last weekend.

Coach Pine Pienaar said he was looking for Potgieter's abrasive play on attack to help his side get back to their winning ways.

"Jacques is a strong ball carrier and I am looking forward to his contributions," said Pienaar.

"We will have to be very accurate in all phases though and defence will also have to be a big focus against Western Province.

"They do use the ball well and whoever dominates the collisions, will probably win the game. We need to play hard and play clever."


Blue Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Wynand Olivier, 12 Frans Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Louis Fouch, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Gary Botha (captain), 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Dustin Jinka, 21 Francois Brummer, 22 Jurgen Visser



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  • BlueRaven - 2011-09-14 13:29

    Go Bulle! Give it horns!

      gooinat - 2011-09-14 13:54

      Raven,I like that centre Frans Venter,good future!!!!Good luck for Saturday.Hope Flip gives us a couple of penalties lol.

      BlueBalls - 2011-09-14 14:18

      Gooinat, he'll give you a yellow, then a red card.

      gooinat - 2011-09-14 14:25

      @Blue Balls,we can live with that!!!

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-14 14:46

      Gooinat don't even mention Flip! That guy is a walking yellow card. Hopefully his discipline will improve. Not holding my breath though. Thanks good luck to your team too :) Bulls GIVE IT HORNS!!!

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-09-14 19:09

      WP by 20+ This is IT Boys, let's go and fetch the 5 pointer!!!!!!!!!

  • warerugby - 2011-09-14 13:55

    Die bulle bou nou weer 'n awesome span! Is dit net stormers op die rekenaars???

      Wynand - 2011-09-14 16:17

      Stem saam! Gaan defnitief volgende jaar 'n baie sterk jong span hê!!! Hoop Frans Venter en Sadie is die middelveld volgende jaar. Baie goeie jong losvoorspelers ook. Hoop daar kom binnekort 'n paar opwindende jong slotte ook uit die u21 en u19 spanne ook na vore!

  • Marx - 2011-09-14 14:11

    If this team gets the discipline right they will be strong contenders. The penalty count against them must be huge at this stage. Go Bulle!!

      BlueBalls - 2011-09-14 14:20

      I'm the first to admit that the Bulls have had some 'luck' with refs over the years. Since the start of this years Currie cup, they've had all the bad luck though.

      gooinat - 2011-09-14 14:21

      9 Boks in your starting line up compared to our 1,if you guys don't beat us Saturday then you never will.You are correct there are serious discipline issues in that team and also a lack of leadership.By the way Flip to give us atleast 3 penalties!!!!!!

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-14 14:48

      Marx according to our coach it is not something he is worried about.... have you ever? Anyway GO BULLS! - 2011-09-14 15:30

      @Blueballs, I dont believe that a Bull supporter admits that the Bulls have some luck with refs over the years. Dont worry Blou Maruis is still there hopefully he will be the ref on Saturday. Bulls never had a lost with him as ref. His 100% wins in favour of the Bulls will stand up to the day that he is kicked out of rugby a moran like him will never resign.

      BlueBalls - 2011-09-14 16:33

      Diza, gaan praat rubbish op n ander plek. Hy het Saterdag die Bulle/Cheetahs game geblaas. My 2 WP tjommies wat obviously die Cheetahs support het, het na die game gesê dat hy crap was. Daai spear tackle sou n geel kaart gewees het as dit enige ander ref was.

  • Spinnie - 2011-09-14 14:18

    WTF is Gary Botha still doing there? Wille Weppener is a much better player. Give him 2 games and you will see.

  • ŸÄ±Kleinboet - 2011-09-14 15:34

    The typical mid-end season collapse of WP to start 11 years cupless soon - 2011-09-14 16:24

      @YA+Kleinboet, I will not be surprise if Province loss this one, however you guys had your mouths full some three weeks ago when you said Province and Bulle both played 7 and won only 4, and now? Province whent up and won 7 and Bulls still on 4? Come Sunday then you all claim the coach to resign, Potgieter to be dropped and the ref???? Better to just keep your moth shut and hope for the best. It is absolute unthinkable how Province can win a Sprinbok loaded team with so many injuries in their own team. We are however optimistic.

      Wynand - 2011-09-14 16:42

      Stem saam ŸÄ±Kleinboet Soek jy verskonings?

      Fleckie - 2011-09-14 17:07

      Kleinboet dude, ur lilcomments are soooo TIRED. Mid- end season collapse hahahaha ja let us all be laughing at the voortrekkers jokes. bro keep trying

  • Kleinboet - 2011-09-14 17:38

    Mik hoog, maar net nie al te hoog - dan mors jy net goeie kruit en lood. Die wedstryd sal uitsluitsel gee oor wie die beste is op die dag. WP is uitgedun deur talle beserings maar sal sy bes doen en mag net 'n span wat met Springbokke gelaai is se tjank aftrap. Sou ons dalk 'n insinking beleef weens die beserings wat alles omver werp, is dit egter nie die einde van die pad nie. Môre is die beseringspook verby en dan kraai ons weer met gemak koning. Wen die Blou Bulle sal ek hulle onvoorwaardelik geluk wens. Ek sal nie die beserings voorhou nie, want ons moet leer om daarmee saam te leef - dit is immers ons sterkste span op die oomblik. Sal hulle dieselfde doen as die WP wen? Of gaan ons weer hoor van die skeidsregter en die afrigter en wat nog wat die arme kalwers benadeel?

  • Kleinboet - 2011-09-15 03:40

    Hi All I had to change my Avatar due to onregmatige skaking van my profile. Die aap. Bulls by 12 on Sat!

  • Fleckie - 2011-09-15 22:41

    Poor WP!! Downward spiral starting Saturday, into 11 years without ANY trophies

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