Hougaard, Sadie back for Bulls

2012-03-21 14:46

Pretoria - The Bulls on Wednesday announced the return of Francois Hougaard and Johann Sadie for their Super Rugby match against the Reds at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Kick-off is at 17:05.

Hougaard was available again after he missed last weekend's match against the Blues due to a week's suspension.

Sadie has recovered from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the Cheetahs and Blues matches.

Their inclusions were the only two changes Bulls coach Frans Ludeke made to the starting line-up.

Hougaard replaces Jano Vermaak, who moves to the bench and Sadie will replace Francois Venter.

Sadie will play at outside centre and Wynand Olivier on his inside.

CJ Stander, who replaced Deon Stegmann shortly before the Blues match, will continue in that role with Stegmann still having discomfort from a strained hamstring.

Arno Botha is the new replacement loose forward in place of Gerrit-Jan van Velze.

The 20-year-old Botha has recovered from a back injury and proved his fitness for the Blue Bulls against the Pumas in a Vodacom Cup game last week.

He will make his Super Rugby debut, should he take to the field.



15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 JJ Engelbrecht




  • Carel - 2012-03-21 14:14

    Good strong team.

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-21 18:04

      @balsakkie- ons gan manne maak van di jong weepee laaities!! op di stadium breek hul nog bietjie stukkend... maar kyk mooi, nie lank ni, dan het hulle sterk bene , arms, rug en 'n sterk brein- 'n regte brein! en 'n groot hart om altyd nederig te bly wanneer di bekers inrol, ne. soos regte!.. sterk!.. manne! ek weet jy weet nou glad ni waarvan ek praat ni,.. maar moenie kommer.

      jaco.jerling1 - 2012-03-22 13:25

      Isak! Jy is n regte BALSAK! Jy ken duidelik nie jou rugby nie!

  • Julian - 2012-03-21 14:25

    REDS WILL SMASH YOU PLANKS for the injustice delt out to our DIGGERS !!!

      Rene - 2012-03-21 17:36

      @Julian, look in the mirror and you'll see a bloody plank - sitting there with a 'wify' - seriously - LOL!!!!

      Bruce - 2012-03-22 13:03

      @JULIAN = Douche-bag @ISAK = Vrotvel

  • Robsschele - 2012-03-21 15:32

    This is a match I am going to try not to miss. Are the Reds angry enough after their loss against the Sharks to beat the Bulls at Loftus. I think so.

  • coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-03-21 18:18

    Sadie is class, a pity he is playing outside Steyn and Olivier Bulls should beat a makeshift Reds side quite comfortably

      zterblanche - 2012-03-22 09:48

      @watchman Ag shame, weer-probeer couldn't hold onto their talent? News Flash: Rugby is professional now. Players get bought all the time...

      Pomene - 2012-03-22 11:37

      Meisiekind en Herculus (or is it The Hulk) Sadie - Both useless - watch for the next injury - won't take long !!! Worst buy for the Bulls in a while. JJ however is top class and it's a pity we exchanged him for shadow - bad choice !!!

  • RetiefC - 2012-03-21 19:30

    May all the South African teams have good wins this weekend: Go Bulls, Sharks, Cheetahs and Lions!

      RetiefC - 2012-03-22 11:03

      I prefer the Lions to the Stormers. When the Stormers play against an overseas team, I will support them, unlike you and other Non-Bull supporters.

  • lourens.jordaan - 2012-03-21 19:58

    Julle bulls moet nie worry nie die SA ref sal julle die laaste 10 min weer strafskop op strafskop regvoor Redspale gee.Julle gaan dit maak moet noe worry nie.

      Koos - 2012-03-22 00:04

      Sien jy praat uit ondervinding.

      Bruce - 2012-03-22 13:10

      Ja ou poefter seun en as die Bulls wen is julle almal se bekkies weer tjoepstil vir n week, dan raak julle weer grootbek. Ek hoop die trofee bly in die kaap...O hel wag ek het vergeet JULLE HET HOM NOG NOOIT GEWEN NIE. Julle stormer supporters is so pateties. Julle praat n groot game elke jaar maar as dit by die doen kom val julle elke keer uit die bus uit!

  • Jacques Malan - 2012-03-22 01:24

    Bye-bye Reds!

  • Dave - 2012-03-22 05:44

    Hope Arno gets some time on the field I predict a bright future for this guy

  • Kevin - 2012-03-22 09:40

    Reds by 30

      Darren - 2012-03-22 10:49

      …is that you Mealamu?

  • Pietie - 2012-03-22 11:29

    To all the Stormer supporters accusing us of stealing their players. May I ask where Adriaan Fondse, Gerhard van der Heever and Deon Fourie comes from. And the last time you won the Currie Cup in 2001, your halfback pairing was no other than Dan van Zyl and Braam van Straaten ( Both born and bred in Pretoria). Braam also happened to score 19 of WP 24 points in the 2001 final. I rest my case. The greatest scrumhalf in rugby union was born and bred in Pretoria you dumb nuts. Besides we could also have won the Currie Cup the most times if we had been playing rugby for a 120 years!

      Darren - 2012-03-22 12:33

      …they are comes from Pretoria wiff their jean pant… BULLE!!

      Pietie - 2012-03-22 14:28

      @Watchman Gerhard van der Heever was born in Bloemfontein, but spent almost the entirety of his childhood in Pretoria. He went to Affies and after that Tukkies!

      Pietie - 2012-03-22 16:00

      @Watchman Are you denying that Joost van der Westhuizen is the greatest scrumhalf ever to play rugby union!? He scored 38 test tries in 89 tests (better strike rate than most wingers) , which is BY FAR the most ever by any scrumhalf and second most by any Springbok after Habana. You should go look at Joost tackle on Jonah Lomu in the 95' RWC Final to see what a magic all-round player he was!

      Pietie - 2012-03-22 16:02

      @watchman Besides, why don't you go ask George Gregan and justin Marshall what they though of Joost van der Westhuizen!

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