Du Preez could face Stormers

2011-06-06 14:56

Brenden Nel - SuperSport

Johannesburg - Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez could be the major surprise when the Vodacom Bulls name their team for the crunch match against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

Du Preez, who was injured three weeks ago against the Sharks and had a grade 2 medial ligament tear, was seen running without any problems at the team’s practice session on Monday and has an outside chance of making the match 22 for the big game this weekend.

His knee injury has healed faster than expected and he started running last week already, but team doctor Org Strauss confirmed that he may well be considered for the starting line-up.

“He is looking good and the injury has responded well, but we will have to see how he fairs this week. He could be considered for selection this week though,” Dr Strauss confirmed.

The Springbok general, who is still the best scrumhalf in the country, would be a welcome boost to the Bulls hopes of scoring an upset win against the Stormers at Newlands.

However whether the Bulls will feel the risk in rushing Du Preez back is worth it, is another scenario. The Bok halfback is vital to the Springbok cause this year with the Rugby World Cup looming and it may be unwise to push him back into action too soon.

There is no doubt the Bulls will be consulting with the Springbok management in any case about Du Preez’ latest prognosis and this discussion may lead them to decide whether or not to use him this weekend.

The Bulls need to win their remaining games to be assured of a playoff spot while the Stormers can assure themselves of winning the South African conference if they win the game on Saturday.

But while the news about the Bok halfback is positive, there have been some concerns about knocks taken by the two Bothas – Gary and Bakkies – during the hard-fought win over the Waratahs on Saturday.

Both are struggling with knee injuries from the game, but these do not seem to serious, with Dr Strauss predicting a recovery for both and that neither will miss the big clash.

Fullback Zane Kirchner has a shoulder injury but is sure to be fit for selection while winger Akona Ndungane, who pulled out of the clash against the Waratahs on Thursday with an ankle injury, is also expected to be fit for selection.


  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 14:59

    Brilliant news. Hougie is far more of a threat! Please play du Preez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Grunk - 2011-06-06 15:00

      My first thought exactly

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-06 15:04

      Grunk: slam dunk

      Raka13 - 2011-06-06 15:04

      Hougaardt for me - is not that good at 9 as he is at 14.

      watalife - 2011-06-06 15:05

      Hello SAFFA only 5 more sleeps and then onto the MIGHTY NEWLANDS to watch the bulls slump again...

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-06 15:11

      Imagine Fourie du Preez and Earl Rose playing for the Blue Bulls?? What a combination??

      SST - 2011-06-06 15:14

      SAFFA-CAT, I think that either way the Bulls would be a threat. But I'm sure both teams will play their best available players for this game as they no that both teams stand a chance to win. I do however belief the Stormers can make it four in a row if the team belief that they can do it. If you are realistic in this competition, you'll understand that any team can beat another team and this past weekend was proof of that. Either way, Saturday is going to be a great game of Rugby.

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-06 15:20

      SAFFA true, mullet boi is much more of a threat, he has the X factory... Fourie is old news now, a has been like majority of the Bulls players.

      Brannas - 2011-06-06 15:22

      More bad news for the stormakies, they must be pooping themselves by now, with General Fourie back, the writing is on the wall, Slae gaan daai stormakies verseker kry, hulle het nie n' kat se kans nie.

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 15:27

      ''X factory''. Guru is clearly not the sharpest bulb in the chandelier.

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-06 15:34

      Llloyd I didn't expect you to understand, Mullet Boi, can do everything Fourie can do and more... Fourie is old news, pathetic and waste of breath... Thank goodness we have Pienaar to take his place for the WC or Mullet Boi...

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 15:36

      Lloyd, at least guru can say he has watched a full game of rugby!!Not once have you ever made a rugby related comment on this site.You are just a lonely little man sitting at home in front of his P.C, typing with one hand whilst holding your winkie with the other. Why dont you give us your side for our first game in the world cup.Come on then!

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 15:39

      Still, wtf is 'x factory'?

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 15:40

      To be honest SAFFA i would rather have Hougie playing then Fourie.Fourie is a great player and with the pressure on this game the more experienced player is better option.I do however agree that Hougie can suddenly create magic and do something spectacular.I am worried about Grant, Mr Ice Man is what we need on the day!!

      Oukoos - 2011-06-06 15:44

      Nee, slegte nuus vir die Stormers. Fdu P is beslis die beste. Nog meer slegte nuus vir die Stormers is dat Luke Watson op die punt staan om by duie Bulls te teken vir die 2012 Super 15. UIt 'n baie betroubare bron verneem. Met Luke as kaptein gaan die Bulls vanjaar se verlore aansien volgende jaar herwin.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 15:45

      Can somebody please send Lloyd some rugby DVD'S so the poor little sod can learn something about the game before Sat.All donations can go to Lloyds site

      Roger 01 - 2011-06-06 15:47

      Somebody please explain the difference between "factory" and "factor" to Guru. I can't, I fell off my chair laughing and it hurts so much I'm in tears!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 15:50

      @Watalife - hell yeah :) You guys ready to rumble? We will chat in the week :)

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 15:51

      You need 'Mr Ice Man'. Now you only have a sucker.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 15:51

      No Roger, you the one looking like a total idiot.I get what guru is trying to say and you looking like a real twat at this very moment.Try reading it s l o w l y.So get up off the floor, smack yourself threw the face and say after me"Roger you dom kop!!

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-06 15:53

      Roger you remind me of the kids that used to chat on 'IRC' the rotflol, and they actually where doing it, dam computer geek, get off this thread, its for rugby supporters.

      EXBULL - 2011-06-06 15:55

      Common guys. You're being petty about the whole x-factory thing. If you've got the x-factor, where did it come from?......................the x-factory off course.Just like milk comes from a milk factory,idiots.

      Krugga - 2011-06-06 15:56

      Mr Ice... hehehe, I suggest Helpline son. What about Hougie AND Fourie playing. Remember that try Hougie scored from a Fourie short pass in last years final, sliced open that Stompie defence with ease. Joe P looked like he tried to catch a chicken.

      Zip23 - 2011-06-06 15:57

      breathe, guru. God youre a slow bunch.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 15:58

      Guru...check out the comments from Lloyd and this Roger Dodger dude.I think they holding each others winkies while typing these really mature comments.Just pretend he is a Legend.You go Roger, you a true Legend man.Welcome and thanks for your explosive input.

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-06 16:03

      I know my Sharks are not strong enough for this title, thats the truth, not just because we get a lucky win here or there, like the Bulls who get to play teams like the Rebels at home, lucky draw as usual... But the truth is the Stormers deserve this title, and boy oh boy it will shut the mouths of these pathetic Bulls supporters, but guess what after you do win the title, then what, oh you guys have only won it once we have won it 3 times... It will never stop until Vodacom finally states they pulling sponsorship or you becoming the Red Bulls, and everything they think they stand for becomes a dismal memory, just like I hope they name Loftus, Jacob Zuma Stadium... MWHAHAHHAHAHH

      Zip23 - 2011-06-06 16:10

      @guru, why dont you wait until the Stormers have WON THE TITLE before you start telling us what we will say? Rather go and comment on the match your team stole in Bloem over the weekend.

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 16:11

      Roger, sparky says you must smack yourself 'threw' the face. Goodluck with that.

      Clayton - 2011-06-06 16:12

      You Capies are a joke! Two weeks ago you were having a cry because FdP was kept on when they should have taken him off because he is the best scrum half in the country and we need him for the world cup! now you saying its good if he plays because FH is more of a threat... You change your opinion to suit the Stormers.... #Clueless

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 16:17

      @Oukoos. I know the Bulls want Luke.....but can you imagine the revolt amongst those Bulls fans who sit in the EAST stand? Hehehehehehe, I am going to make sure I get up to Roftus to watch Luke's first game as Bulls captain. I think it could be something special :) Would they applaud him, or gooi zapman signs at him? He is a great player, and a fine captain - but I don't think we need him in CT again. PS: Fourie du Preez is indeed still a threat - but a semi-fit (but not quite there yet du Preez, carrying a slight niggle is way more controllable than a fully fit Hougie) Although I think the Bulls might be hiding Hougies ankle injury once more - he seemed pretty eina against the Tahs at stages..... Lets see - but whatever Bulls team pulls into town - they will be a force to be reckoned with, of that there is no question. Revenge on their minds........

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 16:18

      @Roger, and which hole did you creep out of orc?

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 16:26

      @Suffer-Cat Selfs Bolla Januarie is beter as Fourie... Jean de Villiers is 100 maal beter as die prinses... Peter Gran is defnitief beter as Dan Carter... Jacques Foerie is SBW se pappa en moet natuurlik nie vergeet van Rynier Elstad v hy vat man alleen vir Bakkies, Victor en Pierre vas...

      Carl Muller - 2011-06-06 16:35

      Hougaard is faster and more hungry to play. Du Preez has become like a slow old man. See how slow he gets the ball out. This year the ball has been stolen from under his nose a few times.

      Krugga - 2011-06-06 16:36

      Saffa, you change your tune more than you change your profile on Backtracking a bit, arent we? Feeling a bit nervous about this weekend?

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 16:43

      Hi Krugga, did you visit that site i mentioned.Dont worry i wont tell anyone.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 16:44

      Lloyd still waiting for you team selection.How is Roger, you sorted him out yet?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 16:51

      @Krugga - where have I changed my tune Barbie? If you can't differentiate between legit rugby comments, and the trash-talk in between, that is YOUR failing, not mine.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 17:02

      @Clayton - a FULLY FIT du Preez is a threat. A semi-fit fit du Preez (which is what he probably is now) is NOT as much of a threat as a fully fit Hougaard at 9 - get it?

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 20:40

      x-factory + y-factory = guru

  • watalife - 2011-06-06 15:01

    Du Preez and Rose are certainly a very good combination for the Super Kings in there quest to gain CC status. Can you imagine what good old chin wag's they could have?.....

      Clayton - 2011-06-06 16:13

      Another excellent chirp no life, are you the winner from LadyRugger?

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 20:41

      This watalife is the BEST!! I know people may frown upon my behaviour, BUT when I want to laugh at something stupid, I search for this man's posts. Its like watching Duanne's facial expressions - I cant stop laughing, to the point that my tummy hurts.

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:06

    @Saffa die joker You are busy pissing your pants, HA HA HA HA HA You know as well as anyone Stormers are going down this WE! Bigtime!

      watalife - 2011-06-06 15:15

      @gnus wakker... You are still pissing your panties from the last time the flo nulle got klapped at loftus. The flo nulle sal weer lekker af chop die naweek...

      gooinat - 2011-06-06 15:18

      @Gums W@nker,the only person that will be going down is you when you take one for the team.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 15:22

      @Effel - I don't piss my pants.....and certainly not for a combo of Spies (whether it wears it's scrumcap or not), Matfield (in current huff puff form), Zane, and Fourie - who lets face it, has not been his best..... I piss my pants for a full strength Crusaders team, IN New Zealand.......only they have that honour old Effie. (And you chaps should feel the same.....0 0 0 0 0 )

      Lance - 2011-06-06 15:25

      Gnus, the Bulls arent a bad side..but after their episode with the Rebels..they cant be classified a good side either. PS: Please forward me your connections number, sounds like you are on some A-grade prozac :-)

      Met Uysh! - 2011-06-06 15:26

      @Saffa, interesting you mention Spies. Was he injured this weekend, cause I didn't see him at all against the Waratahs.

      Clayton - 2011-06-06 16:15

      @ Saffa -Cat "0 0 0 0" also the amount of times you've lifted the Super Trophy.... Eish...

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 16:26

      @Watalife - Spies was in disguise Friday night, wearing a black scrumcap. My grandfather (of a ripe old age) commented yesterday that he couldn't see Spies on the field Friday night, but that the chap who replaced him was just as useless and soft.......Doubled up with laughter I did.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 16:27

      Sorry @Uysh - the comment above was meant for you not @watalife :) The Spies one....

  • WPBEFONK - 2011-06-06 15:08

    Great NEWS, we are looking forward to DESTROY him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      watalife - 2011-06-06 15:17

      Cant wait for the Mighty Stormers to chop ther little horns short again...Ah the Mighty Stormers really did make them look sad some weeks back at the loftus.

      Zip23 - 2011-06-06 16:00

      No twads, sad was what the bulls did to you a couple of years ago, what was it, 74-13, or something in that region. The Loftus game you simply won.

      Marius Swart - 2011-06-06 16:05

      @WPBefonk en side kicks.Julle mense kan ook gladnie tussen die lyne lees nie.Hierdie berig was sekerlik net geplaas om julle briekstrepe te gee vir saterdag.Kan nie sien dat hy gaan speel nie maar as hy speel het julle tenminste nog een ding meer om oor te worry en worry moet julle want dit is daai tyd van die kompetisie wat julle geliefde stormer span begin choke as julle dink hulle is onoorwinbaar. Blou bulle mag dalk die underdogs wees vir saterdag maar hulle gaan nie net sommer gewen word nie.Sterkte en kry jul papsakke reg julle gaan baie nodig he om die teleurstelling weg te drink.

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 16:24

      Marius Swart, wanneer het Stormer ondersteuners gese ons span is onoorwinbaar?? Al wat ons benadruk, is dat ons is 2de op die log, het die blou balle of Moftus pakgegee. Natuurlik is die Stormers oorwinbaar

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 18:13

      2de op die log. En jou punt is? Ek het 2 ure na die log gesit en kyk en ek sien nie 'n beker in sig vir die Stormers nie. Kan jy?

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 18:23

      Disa, 2 ure na die log sit en kyk?? Sjoe, ek kan insien dat dit vir 'n blou bul ondersteuner nogal ingewikkeld kan wees om die Super log te verstaan. Hoop jy het hom nou al uitgefigure. Jy en anus en Lloyd het nou al tot vervelens toe aangekarring oor ons wat nog nie 'n Super beker gewen het nie. Ek wonder soms of gnus wakker aka brannas en jy nie dieselfde persoon is nie. Makie sakie. Julle is dood reg, ons het nog nie 'n Super beker gewen nie. Dit pla my nie so baie soos vir julle nie. Maar ons kom nader, verlede jaar se finaal het die manne goeie ondervinding laat opdoen.

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 18:27

      Dit is net baie jammer jy't nog nie die log uitgefigure nie, want rerig, daai log beteken nie veel nie. As dit julle nie so baie pla nie hoekom bly julle elke jaar se "Watch ons volgende jaar?

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 18:30

      En dit is nou so tipies Stormers mentaliteit. Dit is om 100% vir al jou skool toetsies deur die jaar te kry en dan die jaar te pluk want dit is nie so belangrik vir jou om deur te kom nie, want daar is nog 'n volgende jaar.

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 19:52

      Disa, wanneer iemand verloor in 'n JAARLIKSE kompetisie, dan is daar VANSELFSPREKEND weer 'n kans die volgende jaar. Dit is nooit lekker as jou span nie 'n kompetisie wen nie, maar jy ondersteun jou span nogsteeds. Ons het verlede jaar in die finaal gespeel teen 'n span wat al 3 keer 'n finaal gewen het. BMT het ons nie gehad nie, maar ons het verseker geleer. Die enigste ding wat julle bulle in ons gesig kan gooi is die feit dat ons nog nie 'n beker gewen het nie. En raai wat, ons ontken dit nie. Dan om af te sluit net dit....ten minste het ons nog nooit f*kol punte in 80 minute se rugby aangeteken nie. Sien julle Saterdag op Nuweland grootbek, hopelik is dit 'n volsterkte bulletjie span.

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 19:55

      Newlands 2008 Crusaders 22 - Stormers 0. Jy gee Daspoort n slegte naam.

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 19:59

      @daspoort - ek kan sien jy kan nie lees nie of jy lees net wat jy wil. Se gou vir my - wat het in 2008 gebeur toe julle ou stompies 22-0 teen die crusaders verloor het? Ah - ek is jammer - julle het toe mos net 40 minute gespeel...

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 20:37

      Disa en Lloyd, in 2008 het die Crusaders die Super 14 gewen. 1) Crusaders het al hulle ster spelers gehad. 2) Ons het eers in 2009 'n werklike pak voorspelers begin bou wat vandag een van die bestes is, in 2008 was ons voorspelers k*k. 3) Ons het sh*t gespeel. Dis hoe ons 22-0 verloor het. Se gou, julle is die defending champions. Julle het teen 'n Crusader B-span gespeel. Hoe het julle dit reggekry om nul te kry?

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 20:43

      @Daspoort - dit was die ref se skuld.

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 20:44

      @daspoort - so wat het nou geword van jou "nooit" "Dan om af te sluit net dit....ten minste het ons nog nooit f*kol punte in 80 minute se rugby aangeteken nie."

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 20:58

      Daspoort, julle span is nogsteeds kak. Toe ons teen hulle verloor was dit sonder Carter en McCaw. Toe julle pak kry teen hulle (op Nuweland nogal) toe speel hulle n groot deel van die game met n slot of iets op vleuel.

      Marius Swart - 2011-06-07 08:34

      @daspoort.Alles in die gees van die game.Jou stormer span sal saterdag moet wys wat in hul sit want hulle is gunstelinge en is dit verseker hul beste kans om die S15 te wen hierdie jaar veral as hulle tuis halfeind kan kry aangesien ek glo die reds gaan vasval in halfeind al is hulle by die huis en dit vir julle dan tuis finaal gaan beteken.Sterkte moenie alles so ernstig op neem nie almal garra maar net met jou.

  • Keith - 2011-06-06 15:11

    why not field two B teams? keep main manne fit for Tri-Nations

  • daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:16

    Dankie tog. Hoe sterker die bulle, hoe beter. Ek wil wragtag nie weer lees hoe ons ‘n 2de of 3de span van die bulls wen nie..

      Morne - 2011-06-06 21:48

      Moenie worry nie, jy sal nie die woorde "wen" en "WP" in dieselfde sin sien nie...pateet!

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 22:23

      Die WP speel nie in die Super15 nie, pateet!

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 22:34

      @daspoort - wie het nou anyway super 15 gemention?

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 22:35

      En ek dog die Stormers was die WP se span? Nou weet ek nie, is die Sharks nie Natal nie? En vang Daspoort nie vis nie?

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 22:42

      Rerig! Dit lyk of die stormer fans kyk wie die grootste idiote tussen hulle kan wees.

  • Sarge - 2011-06-06 15:20

    He's gonna run circles around January.

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:23

      That will have to be very big circles...

      Kpt_Keyboard - 2011-06-06 15:23

      i bet you June is gona catch him...

      EXBULL - 2011-06-06 15:58

      The last time FDP was able to run circles around anyone was last year January.

      thumper - 2011-06-06 16:09

      The problem with circles is that you just never gain any ground!

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 16:15

      thumper, vra vir Pierre Spies, hy hardloop sirkels van die scrum af, sy gemiddelde lopies per wedstryd is 1.5 meter van die voordeellyn...agtertoe

      thumper - 2011-06-06 16:41

      @ daspoort thats why I think Ludeke is considering a new shape for their gameplan. I hear he's considering running a hectagon now because there are more angles!

  • daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:22

    Dankie tog. Hoe sterker die bulle, hoe beter. Ek wil wragtag nie weer lees hoe ons ‘n 2de of 3de span van die bulls wen nie..

      George - 2011-06-06 15:54

      Daspoort, uiteindelik 'n man wat sin maak. Ek het al begin dink hierdie "site" behoord aan die Blou Kalfies. Laas jaar was dit hulle E of F span wat glo teen ons 'n pakslae gekry het. Ek wonder ook wat hulle verskonong hierdie jaar gaan wees. Maar ek wens eintlik hulle wil Fourie du Preez speel. Dan kan ons nog 'n bonuspunt ook kry na die vierde drie in die eerste helfte al.

      Wagga - 2011-06-06 15:55

      @daspoort aka CliffBradley aka sormer4eve aka etc etc etc. Use one name wanker, you can run but you cannot hide.

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 16:07

      Wagga, losers pos onder verskillende name. Ek is daspoort. Ek was nog altyd jou wanker!

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 16:09

      George gaan kyk maar na die verskonings wat blou bal ondersteuners opdis as hulle span verloor. Dit was hulle 2de of 3de span is die nr 1 verskoning. Dan het die ref hulle bevark is ook ‘n gunsteling.

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 18:11

      Nou hoekom gebruik julle dan ons verskonings daspoort? Kan nie julle eie verskonings uit dink nie ne?

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 18:30

      Ok Disa, wies jou "julle". Van wanneer af gebruik ons julle verskonings?? En Onthou net Disa, en probeer dit verstaan, ek weet dit is 'n moeilike konsep...een Stormer kommentator op hierdie forum praat nie namens alle Stormer ondersteuners nie. Ongelukkig kan ek nie dieselfde van die komminheid van julle bulls se nie..

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 18:49

      Wel, dit vat 'n groot common soos jy om 'n klein common soos ek raak te sien, maar soos jy se dit is 'n moeilike konsep om te verstaan ne!?

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 19:04

      Ek dink jy het foutjie gemaak - dit moes seker gewees het: "Wagga, losers pos onder verskillende name. Ek is daspoort. Ek was nog altyd 'n wanker! "

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 19:06

      @George - julle kon nie eers 4 driee in die 1ste helfte teen die Rebels gekry het nie.

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 19:54

      Disa, julle kon nie eens EEN punt teen die Crusaders (sonder hulle ster spelers) kry nie

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 20:17

      @daspoort - ek het rerig nie gedink daar is iemand dommer as Malema nie, maar jy beat hom 22-0 soos wat die crusaders die stormers gebeat het in 2008. Then again, jy is verskoon, want jy dink mos nie verder as wat jou neus lank is nie.

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 20:36

      Disa, in 2008 het die Crusaders die Super 14 gewen. 1) Crusaders het al hulle ster spelers gehad. 2) Ons het eers in 2009 'n werklike pak voorspelers begin bou wat vandag een van die bestes is, in 2008 was ons voorspelers k*k. 3) Ons het sh*t gespeel. Dis hoe ons 22-0 verloor het. Se gou, julle is die defending champions. Julle het teen 'n Crusader B-span gespeel. Hoe het julle dit reggekry om nul te kry?

  • Muzi Msimango - 2011-06-06 15:23

    Stupid idea why risk du preez when hougaard is starting to play well...i can never understand ludeke sometimes.....eventhough jaco pretorius had a good game he is still rubbish....please do not give this lions flop another new contract i have enough of pretorius.

      Carl Muller - 2011-06-06 16:38

      Support you 100 %...

  • Kok - 2011-06-06 15:24

    That will be the ball game for the bullie beefs from up north. Bulls by 10. (I'll be there)

  • Met Uysh! - 2011-06-06 15:27

    Keep Du PReez out of the squad for now. He needs to be in top shape for the Boks. Anyways, Brendan Nel, based on what do you say he is currently the best scrumhalf in the country? Sarel Pretorius have been way better than Fourie so far this year.

      Gilgamesh - 2011-06-06 15:56

      Well noted, and very true.

      Carl Muller - 2011-06-06 16:39

      True,,,, Bulls forever...

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 20:48

      @Met Uysh - Sarel has one problem, he is very dodgy on defense. Fourie was looking good when he got hurt, but Francois filled in well. Alot of talent in all positions, and no player should feel comfortable, except John and Victor apparently.

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:27

    Jis jis al julle klomp bosotters, (sorry, so bietjie van topic af) Ek het gou 'n vragie as iemand my kan help of net kan "confirm' Nou hierdie is slegs 'n Ja/Nee vraag, geen opstelle nie asseblief. Ek het bietjie navorsing gaan doen oor doe laaste dekade se Vodacom, Curriebeker, en Super bekers. Ek sien almal het erens iets gewen, Lions het 'n paar Vodacoms, selfs Griekwas, Haaie het 'n paar Curriebekers, dieselfde vir die Cheetahs en dan natuurlik die Bulls, totaal oorheersend, 3 Supers, 5 1/2 Curriebekers, klomp Vodacoms. Maar is dit moontlik, en dis my vraag (slegs Ja/Nee) dat die Stormers/WP geen, absoluut zero gewen het. Maw, hulle het nog nooit die Vodacom gewen nie, nog nooit die Super gewen nie, en 'n dekade laas die Curriebeker. So 3 kompetisies per jaar = 30 probeerslae vir 'n beker in 'n dekade, WP= 0/30, ja, zero uit dertig. Is dit rerig moontlik??? Kan 'n span wat so horibaal pateties is se ondersteuners se bekke so groot wees? (net Ja/Nee asseblief outjies)

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:35

      avatar daspoort - June 6, 2011 at 14:43 Report comment 19 Maart 2011...Moftus....Stomers 23....Blou bulle 13 11 Junie 2011...Nuweland. Stormers met 8 - Man of the match, Francois Louw - Eerste punte, Bulle met 'n strafskop - Stormers driee - Schalk Burger, Jean de Villiers en Bryan Habana. - Bulls drie - Basson (van 'n up en under skop van Steyn) - Geelkaart - D Stegman - Beste tackle - Jean de Villiers op meisiekind - Beste breukslag - Jacque Fourie deur meisiekind se binnekant STORMERS!!!!!

      Neo - 2011-06-06 15:36

      Gnus Wanker, we talking about the future (coming Saturday) not history ... get with the program!

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:37

      Ja dit is moontlik, jy kan mos vir jouself sien jou idioot!! Maar ons moet julle genoeg kans gee om bekers te wen, want as ons weer op die wenpad is gaan julle k*k

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:41

      @neo And in that regard I have to admit you guys are world leaders! "Talking about the future" You've pridicted every year since 2001 how you will win the cup at the end of the season, your stats mindblowingly accurate

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:45

      ANUS WANKER, hoe is dit moontlik om in 80 minute se rugby NUL punte aan te teken. IS DIT WERKLIK MOONTLIK??? Kan 'n span wat so horibaal pateties is dat hy NUL punte aanteken in ‘n wedstryd??

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:48

      @daspoort En daai span gaan aan om die beker te wen, al wat belangrik is. Nie die paar slip ups, waar jy op die log was, wie die meeste driee gedruk het etc etc nie. Al wat belangrik is is: WIE HET DIE BEKER GEWEN? Stometjies, NOG NOOIT!!

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:59

      Anus, jy is reg - ons het nog nie ‘n Superbeker of Vodacom beker (f*k weet hoekom die Vodacom beker saakmaak??) gewen nie. Maar hoe k*k moet jy speel om NUL in 'n wedstryd te kry?? WHAHAHA. Ten minste was ons al in Semi's en finale, en ons BMT is besig om op te tel. NUL in 'n 80 minute wedstryd...WHHAHAHAHAA

      thumper - 2011-06-06 16:18

      So what? While we're on the topic...which team had the record for the worst super rugby season before the Lions. Not that it matters anymore. It's what happens now thats important. WP supporters support their team through good and bad times. Why all the empty seats at Loftus last friday? Is it because you Bull supporters only have big mouths when you win?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 16:30

      @Gnus wakker - this is officially the 7000000000000000000000000000000 millionth time you have posted this. Seriously mate, you REALLY need new material. I told you this over the weekend.

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 16:35

      @SAFFA It's not me, someone is using my profile. But I do agree with him so I'll let him do the typing. And I'm not considering buying a pack of tampons or calling the FBI yet

      Carl Muller - 2011-06-06 16:40

      Net as jy stupid aanmerkings kan maak....... Bulls forever..

      Meyer - 2011-06-06 16:53

      Gnus, you must be some History guru to come up with these highly intelectual facts. Thank you so much for your brilliant insight and the fact that you are willing to share it with us. I see you have posted this same extract of your brilliant work on the Bakkies Botha discussion forum as well, for those of you would like to read it there as well. Well done my boy, keep up the good work

      Die Spier - 2011-06-06 18:32

      @Meyer Thanks mate, glad you're enjoying the interesting reading. Did you also nearly fit from laughter? Man how useless those stormers are!!

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 18:55

      @daspoort - se nou gou vir my hoe het die Stormers dit in 2008 reggekry om 22-0 teen die Crusaders te verloor. En moenie se dit is in die verlede of dit is geskiedenis nie, want dan is jou stelling ook in die verlede, want dit is amper 2 maande terug.

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 20:07

      Disa, in 2008 het die Crusaders die Super 14 gewen. 1) Crusaders het al hulle ster spelers gehad. 2) Ons het eers in 2009 'n werklike pak voorspelers begin bou wat vandag een van die bestes is, in 2008 was ons voorspelers k*k. 3) Ons het sh*t gespeel. Dis hoe ons 22-0 verloor het. Se gou, julle is die defending champions. Julle het teen 'n Crusader B-span gespeel. Hoe het julle dit reggekry om nul te kry?

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 20:36

      @daspoort - ons speel mos met 6 oupas en 'n meisiekind dit is hoekom ons 27-0 teen die crusaders verloor het. Nou speel ons met 14 oupas en 'n meisiekind, die rede hoekom julle foefenjolletjies vinnig oop en toe gaan.

      sportsmadwil - 2011-06-07 08:23

      All the Stormers supporters are talking about the future.I am willing to take any bets, any, that the remain trophy less for another season. Now thats the future chops. Hell even the Lions have a Super trophy.en om te antwoord Ja,Stormers ondersteuners is fokkops en het fokkol kennis van rugby af nie.

  • Muzi Msimango - 2011-06-06 15:29

    Who said hougaard is NOT a 9 what a joke....hougaard was a prodigy at 9 yes 9 for Paul Roos Gimnasium hell he even started to train with the WP senior side as 19 year old...he was long ago identified as a star at 9 NOT wing for goodness sake.....i heard rumours hougaard wanted to move down to the cape..without a doubt he looks rusty at the moment but i remember watching him at sj johns along with dippernaar for the SA under 20 side he was nearly pached by a french agent when he made his debut for the bulls in 2008. I am afraid hougaard is in danger of becoming another brent russell we sure do like to mess aroung with palyers in sa.

      Oukoos - 2011-06-06 16:06

      Although I am a Stormer supporter, I regard BOTH Hougaard and Fdu P as excellent #9's. However, in my view FduP is still the best in SA with Hougaard a close 3rd behind Sarel Pretorius. As from next year with FduP out of the way Hougaard should be the number 1 scrumhalf for the Bulls (provided that he stays).

      MaestroX - 2011-06-06 16:29

      Have to agree Muzi, Hougaard is pure class, (besides his haricut) but what a fantastic rugby player, he will take over from Fourie. We have been blessed to have so many fantastic scrummies the last 15 years, from Joost to Fourie, and now a wealth new young players.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 16:36

      @Muzi - Muzi, the rumours about Hougie thinking of coming back to CT were when the Bulls were overseas. I think he was desperately unhappy about not getting any game time at that stage. He is a fine scrummie, and we let him go so that we could keep Dewald. (Although I was very thankful for that decision when Dewald kicked the winning penalty in the blues game....) I'm sure Hougie will stay up north, he is guaranteed to start at 9 once du Preez leaves. And his best mate Dippenaar is up there with him :)

      Carl Muller - 2011-06-06 16:42

      du Preez is like an old man next to Hougaard at the moment...........

  • BardofAvon - 2011-06-06 15:32

    Please no..! We need him for the semi-final and final.

      Oukoos - 2011-06-06 16:09

      WDF????????????????? Only teams that reach the play-offs, will be in the run for the semi-finals. The Bulls are not going to be part of the play-offs - sad but a fact

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 18:07

      Just as you said Bulls will never win the cup in 2007, 2009 & 2010?

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 18:33

      Disa, julle het al die koppie gewen, maar hierdie is 2011, 'n nuwe jaar en kompetisie. Ons is 2de op die log en die span lyk goed. En ons het nog nie een wedstryd van 80 minute se rugby f*kol punte aangeteken nie.

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 18:50

      Dit is wat julle elke jaar se.

      TheWizard - 2011-06-07 08:11

      @ daspoort Boetman...Weet jou ma jy skryf so klomp snert hier opi blog. Roer jou laaitie sy wil kinders bad!

  • Met Uysh! - 2011-06-06 15:48

    Gaan voort Bulls. F*K hom op vir die res van die jaar. Mooi so, julle is mos slim. Net soos toe julle hom laat aanhou speel het toe Dean Greyling sy knieg vir him laat hyperextend het. Ja, gaan speel hom, moenie worry nie, hy kan nie seer kry nie.

  • Jaco - 2011-06-06 15:56

    Well, now not going to be a "major surprise" anymore...

  • WhoGivesAshi - 2011-06-06 16:32

    Please don`t, replace him for ever with Hougaardt. He has much more spark in his game.

  • Jacques Le Roux - 2011-06-06 16:41

    I rest my case:

      Stompies - 2011-06-06 17:44

      And Fourie actually showed him a" middle finger" by brushing the tackle off! (Translation for the Skapies - the tackle did not even make him think twice in getting up and playing as if nothing happened)

      Die Spier - 2011-06-06 18:13

      SAFFA, GOOINAT, WATALIFE, WPBEFONK Pappa is lus om homself bietjie in 'n duodenale atresie in te lag. Gooi ons bietjiie met een van daai aardskuddende intelligente posts van julle. Of laat ons bietjie weet watter verskoning julle Son gaan gebruik nadat julle 22-12 teen die bulls geslag is. Die ref een is bietjie holrug gery, van 2001 af a

      Disa2011 - 2011-06-06 21:11

      @Die Spier - ek dink hulle is alreeds in die bed met hul blou bul pajamas, papsak, bokkom en bakkies botha blow up dolls.

      Die Spier - 2011-06-06 21:58

      Hi Stometjies Pappa wil nou nie vir julle aan onnodige angs blootstel nie, julle is regtig al deur genoeg die laaste 11 jaar. Ek meen ek wens dit nie aan my ergste vyand toe wat julle die laaste dekade moes deurmaak nie. My informant by die bulle het nou net ongelukkig vir my die span vir Nuweland bekend gemaak. Ek weet dit sal tot erge nagmerries en valstand aspirasie aanleiding gee, maar eerder nou dat julle dit kan verteer. Onthou die valstanne uit as julle bedjie toe gaan: 15) vd Heever 14) Basson 13) Dippenaar 12) WO 11) Hougaard 10 morne 9) Fourie 8) Yster Spies 7) Danie 6) Flippie 5)Bakkies 4) Victor 3) Greyling 2) Oupa Gary 1) CJ killer Ai, dit gaan seer wees, ek weet!

      Jacques Le Roux - 2011-06-07 04:30

      Ja jy's reg stompies hy moes hom nog harder geloop het, dan het hulle miskien die bal op Clifton gaan haal!

      rustler - 2011-06-07 06:37

      Is dit waar jy uithang Jacques. Die nudie beach net vir mans?

  • Piet Vark - 2011-06-06 17:41

    Has beens wins "mighty stompies" that will be the headline. South african rugby useless when stormers are cramped into the national side.

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-07 16:39

      What do you guys think of this team for the worldcup? I'll explain my choices later. 15) Aplon 14) Mvovu 13) Jacques 12) JdV 11) Habana 10) Grant 9) Sarel 8) Duane 7) Louw 6) Schalk 5) Bekker 4) Elstad 3) CJ 2) Tiaan 1) Beas

  • Clive - 2011-06-06 18:15

    I hope this isn't a case of putting province/franchise before country. We need a 110 pecent fit and strong Du Preez for the World Cup.

  • What de D... - 2011-06-06 20:08

    @Brannas - Tjek tjy.....tjy en tjou se soort ga op nuweland stront soos jul op daardie heiligdom genaamd moftus so lekke op jul bekke gekry het vroeer die jaar.....van strontpraat....ko lekke huil hoor

  • Die Spier - 2011-06-06 21:58

    Hi Stometjies Pappa wil nou nie vir julle aan onnodige angs blootstel nie, julle is regtig al deur genoeg die laaste 11 jaar. Ek meen ek wens dit nie aan my ergste vyand toe wat julle die laaste dekade moes deurmaak nie. My informant by die bulle het nou net ongelukkig vir my die span vir Nuweland bekend gemaak. Ek weet dit sal tot erge nagmerries en valstand aspirasie aanleiding gee, maar eerder nou dat julle dit kan verteer. Onthou die valstanne uit as julle bedjie toe gaan: 15) vd Heever 14) Basson 13) Dippenaar 12) WO 11) Hougaard 10 morne 9) Fourie 8) Yster Spies 7) Danie 6) Flippie 5)Bakkies 4) Victor 3) Greyling 2) Oupa Gary 1) CJ killer Ai, dit gaan seer wees, ek weet!

  • LOGIC - 2011-06-07 07:33

    Desperaatheid, ek dink die Bulls begin twyfel in hul sisteme en dis tekens van n span wat se selfvertroue nie is waar dit moet wees nie. Hougaard het iemers al Springbok op skrumskakel gespeel teen die All Blacks, een speler maak tog nie die span nie? Sien jy die Stormers paniekerig raak oor Grant en Dewalt Duvenhage of hul 4de losskakel? Wat gaan die Bulls volgende jaar doen met soveel senior spelers wat nie meer daar gaan wees nie. Gaan die Bulle en hul ondersteuners hulle dan verdiep in die goue jare toe hulle so goed gespeel het? Ongelukkig sal dit nie die pyn van die hede wegneem nie. Persoonlik dink ek die Bulls is n baie goeie span, maar ongelukkig is daar nie baie talent en ondervinding wat die plekke van die ou manne kan oorneem nie. Ek neem aan dat hulle spelers gaan begin koop binnekort, net net so maklik as jy nie meer tops is nie.

  • GraemeBB - 2011-06-07 11:53

    @SAFFA - maybe not as great news as you think. I think that the only wat to get past your team's defence is to put the ball in the air, into space, and good line kicks. Here DuPreez is better than Houggie.

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