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First Bulls outing for Marcel

2013-07-03 13:39

Pretoria - Tighthead prop Marcel van der Merwe will make his long awaited debut for the Blue Bulls in a friendly against the Golden Lions at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 16:30.

Van der Merwe joined the Blue Bulls from the Cheetahs last year, but has since been recovering from a knee operation.

The team also includes a number of Junior Springboks who recently participated in the Junior World Championship in France, while centre Francois Venter also makes a comeback after a groin operation.

The game forms part of the Lions' preparations for their Super Rugby promotion-relegation series against the Kings on the weekends of July 26 and August 2.
 
Teams:

Blue Bulls:


15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Ulrich Beyers, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Travis Ismaiel, 10 Handrè Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jean Cook, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Shaun Adendorff, 5 Dennis Visser, 4 Schalk van Heerden, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Dawie Steyn

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Hencus van Wyk, 18 Christof Gouws, 19 Irne Herbst, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Ruan Snyman, 22 Tony Jantjies, 23 Dries Swanepoel, 24 Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Lions:

TBA

Lions Challenge fixture list for 2013:

January 19: Lions 51-13 Russia
January 23: Lions 33-17 Cheetahs
February 2: Lions 33-38 Bulls
February 9: Lions 41-31 Kings
February 23: Namibia v Lions - Cancelled
March 16: Lions 56-24 Mont de Marsan
April 13: US Invitational v Lions - Cancelled
April 20: US Invitational v Lions - Cancelled
April 27: Chicago Lions v Lions - Cancelled
May 11: Lions v Agen - Ellis Park - Cancelled
June 1: Lions 74-14 Samoa - Ellis Park
June 14: Lions 42-12 Western Province - Ellis Park
June 21: Lions 33-29 Sharks - Ellis Park
July 6: Lions v Blue Bulls - Loftus Versfeld - 16:30
July 13: Lions v Griquas - Ellis Park - 15:00
July 26: Super Rugby promotion/relegation - TBA - 19:10
August 2: Super Rugby promotion/relegation - Ellis Park - 19:10

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Comments
  • Bheki Cele - 2013-07-03 13:52

    Who?

      Charlton Adonis - 2013-07-03 17:21

      marcel die kruiper,ek dink hy soek erdwurms in die gras

  • Nico Pretorius - 2013-07-03 14:56

    GO LIONS!!! Let's keep our winning momentum!!

      Willa Prinsloo - 2013-07-03 16:05

      sad

      Charlton Adonis - 2013-07-03 17:23

      the only lions that eat jungle oats

  • Joshua van Vuren - 2013-07-03 18:19

    He is the future tight-head prop of the Boks-watch this man, he is a awesome player.

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