Blues forced into changes

2012-03-14 16:24

Cape Town - The Blues have made two forced changes to their side to take on the Stormers in a Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Friday evening.

Gareth Anscombe retains his place at flyhalf after scoring all 29 points, including two tries, in their win over the Bulls in Pretoria last week.

According to the website, David Raikuna has been brought onto the right wing, replacing Rene Ranger, who's suspended for two weeks for a dangerous tackle on Bulls wing Bjorn Basson, with Sherwin Stowers moving to Ranger's vacant left wing.

All Blacks lock Anthony Boric has also been ruled out with a neck injury, paving the way for Filo Paulo's first appearance of the season.

The Blues are also without Michael Hobbs, because of the death of his father, Jock, while Isaia Toeava, Rudi Wulf and George Moala are all injured, forcing coach Pat Lam to dig into his wider training group.

Sevens player Ben Lam and midfielder Hadleigh Parkes will cover those absences from the bench.

Kick-off is at 19:10 on Friday.



15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Duane Vermeulen, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Nizaam Carr, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Gary van Aswegen, 22 Gerhard van den Heever


15 Lachie Munro, 14 David Raikuna, 13 Benson Stanley, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Sherwin Stowers, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Chris Lowrey, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Luke Braid, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Filo Paulo, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu (captain), 1 Tom McCartney.

Substitutes: 16 Tom McCartney, 17 Tevita Mailau, 18 Brad Mika, 19 Peter Saili, 20 Alby Mathewson, 21 Hadleigh Parkes, 22 Ben Lam.


  • Saffa - 2012-03-14 16:35


      Mike - 2012-03-14 17:27

      Is that the Saffa 'orthopedic surgeon that can't spell 'orthopaedic'?

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 17:37

      @Mikie boy Go check the online dictionaries fatnose, both are correct. Orthopedic/Orthopaedic Next please

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 17:47

      @fake Saffa "malpractice" Our politician doing her best to avoid the subject

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 18:01

      @fake Saffa Well done politician, now you pretending I'm avoiding it? Didn't u say me posting on here comes down to poor patient care and therefore I'm quilty of malpractice? As if you'd like to scare me. Your psychiatrist must have his/her hands full

      Bootman - 2012-03-14 19:36

      Hahahhahahahahahaahhahaha Piet. WTF is "quilty"????? Are you a doctor or a seamstress? Good grief china. If you are a doctor then I'm an farking astronaught. Then you've got the nerve to call other people stupid.

      Pomene - 2012-03-14 20:13

      Fake Saffa ????????? - Male Nurse - I promise you that is what he is !!!!!!!!!!!

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 20:20

      @Bootman That's impressive, where did you do your training?

  • Saffa - 2012-03-14 17:21

    Don't panic @Raven - the Bulls also get 4 points this weekend. I wonder where Spies will be giving his captains speech after winning the 'bye'? Menlyn Mall?

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 17:40

      @fake Saffa Don't be too sure, if one of the Stormer-contracted refs (Plonker/Lawrence) are in charge they could possibly cheat the Bulls out of a "Bye" I'd rather have my speech at Menlyn than Goorrood (sorry Goodwood) or Parow or one of those low life places

      Jason - 2012-03-14 17:48

      Dr Death, you call the real Saffa "fake Saffa" which smacks of multiple personality disorder! This is another reason I don't think you are a surgeon! why not use your proper profile or do you have something to hide.

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 17:55

      @Jasoneye I have "someone" to hide. It all depends on the voice that speaks to me when I wake up in the morning.

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 17:57

      @Jasoneye And "multiple personality disorder" is an outdated really old term. We use "dissociative identity disorder" now.

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 17:59

      @Jason - I know his real name.....where he practices etc etc. But unlike him, I believe in certain online 'boundaries'. I have even met a chap who studied with the wombat.....

      Jason - 2012-03-14 18:09

      @real Saffa, so he is a surgeon????? Thats F%$#ing frightening!

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 18:14

      @detective fake Saffa BWA HA HA HA HA Man, u're a girl of many talents hey: Politician, Sherlock Homes, "Malpractice" Lawyer, Zandberg Jansen rugbykenner, Joker of note. When are u upgrading your kitchen?

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 18:20

      @JasonEye Oh sh!!t, what now? Your theories backfiring now?

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 18:27

      Upgrading my kitchen you ask @Fakey? Why - do you need the income to pay for your Lego 'mansion' and dinky toy 'sports vehicles'? Sorry, redid the kitchen last year, but I do need someone to walk my Rottweilers twice daily, and play 'decoy' when doing Schutzhund training? The wonderful thing is: you can repair your own mangled bones win. @Jason - he is indeed a surgeon.....but fortunately no South African has to deal with his incompetence. Now seriously out of here - have a good evening @Jason, and Dr Death - greet your patients with a smile, and those pesky dodgy ratings will disappear - like Spies at ruck time. Ciao Ciao.

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 18:30

      @fake Saffa And for the second time, please post those patients ratings you so love to refer to on here. 90% is O.K for me. Well what's the problem then, you've got a new kitchen! So spend some time there where you belong then

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 18:33

      90% might be ok for you Dr's the poor sods who make up the 10% I feel for.....victims.

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 18:41

      Hi Dear Saffa, So you weren't seriously "out of here" O.K I'll say "good morning" to those 10% in a different way from now on. You know sometime one gets a bit rushed when you're surgery waiting list runs into August 2012

      Jason - 2012-03-14 18:42

      I tell you what gonna close my gallery and take my better have to the pub for a nice cold beer!

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 18:45

      That sounds awesome Jason

      Bootman - 2012-03-14 19:54

      Guys. Go easy on the doc. He only mames one out of every ten patients. Thats not so bad.

      Saffa - 2012-03-14 20:19

      Thanks for coming up for me Bootman.

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