Bulls cancel training session

2012-07-10 17:05

Cape Town - The Bulls have cancelled their training session for a second day in a row on Tuesday.

According to it is something the men from Pretoria hardly ever do, but their bruising 32-10 pummelling against the Sharks last week appears to have taken its toll.

Coach Frans Ludeke said there were too many niggling injuries in the squad.

“It’s nothing really,” he said. “We just need to make sure we sort out all the niggles. There are a couple of small injuries and it doesn’t help to aggravate them. The players are still at Loftus, even though they’re not on the field, they’re at the physios and doing one-on-one sessions with the coaches.”

Despite losing four of their last five matches, the men from Pretoria are still well in the race for the playoffs, sitting in fifth position on the overall log with 54 points.

They take on the Lions in their last league game at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday and Ludeke says his charges are eager to bounce back after the disappointment in Durban.

“We need to be more accurate this weekend and win. Losing is part of this competition and you need to take responsibility when you lose to come back and stand up and ensure you win again after that.”

The clash at Loftus kicks off at 19:10 on Saturday night.


  • clive.harding3 - 2012-07-10 17:12

    I wonder if they don't think that they don't need to practice this week and the Lions are going to roll over and die.........Only time will tell.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 17:23

      that could be a big error. cmon bulls pull of another 5 pointer and gather some strength and guts - pull it out the hat and give it gas in the playoffs! it can still be done! dont make me drive all the way to loftus to watch a stormers style borefest on saturday

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 18:31

      isak visser im sure is a doctor. classic boasting online about ur credentials to a bunch of anonymous people. sad sad sad

      Stormkaap - 2012-07-10 19:20

      Sometimes it is the right thing to do ... give the body and mind time to recover, maybe drills tomorrow and a light session Thu and fri..

  • chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-10 17:13

    After Saturdays Showing I would have DRILL the s**t out of 'em... Hopefully we get to see some Rugby this weekend...

      cape.maori - 2012-07-10 17:20

      Bunch of pink softies!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 17:26

      charlie the thing i am hoping for is they are saving some energy for the playoffs. they better get past the lions. so strange to see a team that played the cheetahs become so terrible one week later. what went wrong? yirra the look on potgieter and the guys on the bench faces in the last couple minutes. i dont need to see that again. i still believe we can pull off a miracle. its been done before and it can be done again. come on bulls. please dont break my heart!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-10 17:36

      Tom i don't think it was ALL due to the Bulls playing bad rugby. The Sharks played a brilliant game so we own them some credit... but ja i just hope they can sort themselves out before the play-offs that is if we make it. We left ourself with a lot work to be done at the back end of the season which isn't very good...

      jason.children - 2012-07-10 18:21

      That had to Cancel their training session for fear of losing it, that's what upsets me about bad reporting!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-10 18:33

      Vissie dit is waar, ek van alle mense moes dit onthou het, ek het by die werk gesit en die game kyk... fail i guess...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-10 19:43

      LOL...Vissie.. System Administrator...

      TravieGrif - 2012-07-10 20:48

      @Tom and Chappies...I wouldn't read too much into the result against the Sharks. Yes, the ShArks played really well, but I think it was one of those occasions where we had all the momentum and the Bulls had none, and that happens from time to time. Don't forget that I had to watch the Lions destroy us in our last game. It happens sometimes, and it proves that rugby is a crazy game that will forever drive us mad. You guys will be back, and stronger for the lessons learnt, I have no doubt. I love the fact that there is such competition amongst the SA teams at the moment. No easy games, and no way to predict outcomes. Sharks forever

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-10 21:05

      wow your anal chin chip name goes well with your comment of . . drill the s

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-10 21:26

      LOL...Box i think i should call you Slow Poke... how long did it take you to construct that come back...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-10 21:28

      @Travie... We will have to wait and see. I hope for the best but i think it's gonna be very hard for the Boys from the North... Yes it is good for SA rugby to have 3 teams in the top 6... Keeps every one on their toes even the Supporters...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 23:42

      Just placed a wager on the bulls to take the s15

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-11 07:02

      o it didn't take long what did take long was my laughing at the irony of your new nick name and how you enjoy moftus so much. you go ahead and drill the s@?t out of them.

  • maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-10 17:21

    Craven week Bulle=47 WP =27

      Johan - 2012-07-10 18:18

      Another walk in the park for our junior flagship team, the mighty Bulls

      sheldon.matthys.9 - 2012-07-11 02:43

      Snaaks geen kommentaar laas week nie.Onder 16's wp 32 bulle 5.

  • petrivoges - 2012-07-10 17:23

    I didn't read the article as the image of a metro sexual Frans Ludeke in a pink shirt rendered my eyes useless.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 17:27


      terry.burne - 2012-07-10 17:52

      The "Bulls in pink" = the "Hairy Fairies"

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 18:35

      petri's comment - funny terry burne - not so much

  • Francois Kloppers - 2012-07-10 17:26

    That's right, cancel your training sessions. You already had one humiliating defeat at the hands of another 'bottom of the log' team, at home! It will be so funny if they lose to the Lions like they did against the Blues...

  • RetiefC - 2012-07-10 18:28

    Johan, dis vrees wat Isak so laat optree, nie drank nie. Hy is bang die brommers moet die BULLS weer in hierdie S15 seisoen aandurf. Want dan gaan die telling vir die seisoen wees: Brommers -2 Bulls -1 BULLE groete

  • ditiro.chuenagae - 2012-07-10 19:30

    to think this weaklings make up most of the national team is even worst, HM is a poephole this headless bashing against your opponent is quite bizzare in this day and time, typical dead brain from steroids

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 23:43

      What in the f are u talking about?

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-07-10 22:26

    verloor 4 uit laaste 5 maar ek word aangespreek omdat ek negatief is as ek sê Ludeke en Spies vat ons net een pad - ONDERTOE! Face the facts mede Bulls supporters ... dit maak jou nie 'n slegter een as jy die tekens van die tye ten minste deur jou donker-blou brille kan raaksien nie!

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-11 00:37

      Rinus , we won it in 2009 and 2010 under Ludeke ? I rather think HM becoming SB coach and taking all the bulls coaches with had a big impact on our season . We were sitting pretty before that happened and we've not been the same after. . I don't understand the Ludeke and Spies is at fault logic . What makes you think they have a hand in it recent slump ?

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-07-11 06:16

    cancelled due to lack of interest? there more bruises and pains than that's been led to believe. and there no rest for the teams finishing lower than second is there now. lions ain't gonna roll over and play dead they all playing for a place in epkings next year so this is last chance to make sure Watson sees them!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-11 07:40

      What a bonehead. Zzzzz

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-11 09:28

      best chirp of the year must have been difficult to come up with that slur?

  • louis.nel - 2012-07-11 07:38

    It is a bit of a worry that the Bulls are talking about finals positions?Luckily they are up against the Five Point Byes otherwise I would say it's slippery-slide time for them.

  • mvw74 - 2012-07-11 07:38

    Why should the bulls train they only lost 4 from 5 resent games?? Oh and Frans looks so cute in his pink top….lol!

  • nico.britz.165 - 2012-07-11 07:39

    Kan nie wag vir Maandagoggend se nuus nie...Party ouens hier se geheue is net so swak soos hulle kommentaar. Amazing wat een naweek se uitslae aan hulle rugby kennis doen.

  • fanie.essgee - 2012-07-11 08:36

    Like we can afford it, i must say, even the 13 or 14 losses in a row in 2002 season cannot compare to the level of dissapointment this time of mine has exposed me to this year, you just never know which BB team has pitched up and then for which half have the pitched up, this is a team full of stars, yet they just cannot match their potential....

  • reinhardt.hoffmann.1 - 2012-07-11 09:14

    Don't you just LOVE it how the other union supporters ALWAYS reply first on every Bulls article! Priceless. Despite all the losses, we still in it, makes up for a champion team. Go Bulls, give it horns on Sat!!!

      Jahendel - 2012-07-11 09:54

      Tom,Charlie,Lloyd,Raven and the rest know that feeling

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