Sadie: I'm stronger at Bulls

2012-02-20 22:28

Cape Town - Bulls centre Johann Sadie says he is a "stronger, fitter and mentally tougher" player since joining the Bulls from the Stormers.

The Beeld newspaper reports that Sadie and Francois Venter will start in the midfield for the Bulls against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Friday evening.

Both will make their Super Rugby debuts for the Bulls, although Sadie has played seven times for the Stormers. Venter will make his first Super Rugby appearance.

"Everything has changed since I came to the Bulls 13 weeks ago. I'm stronger, fitter, and mentally tougher and I'm burning to put all the last few months' hard work into action.

"Things are done a lot differently here than at the Stormers and each of the regions have their own culture.

"I don't really want to make comparisons but what I can say is that I never realised what my body and mind were capable of before I joined the Bulls. I didn't realise one could be pushed so far (to the limit)," said Sadie.

The 20-year-old Venter believes he's ready for the challenge of taking on the Sharks.

"I also played for the Blue Bulls in last year's Currie Cup and also against the Sharks - so I know what awaits me," said Venter.

Venter will play in the injured Wynand Olivier's place and he's keen to make Olivier fight to get his spot back.

"I have unbelievable respect for Wynand and he helps me a lot but it won’t help just accepting I won't get game time.

"I will push him all the way for a spot in the starting team," said Venter.

The Bulls' clash against the Sharks kicks off at 19:10 on Friday evening.


  • Emile - 2012-02-20 22:52

    Don't forget "professonal".

      Marcell - 2012-02-21 01:33

      Dis iets wat die Stormers net oor lees, hulle sukkel nog met die begrippe.

      Marcel - 2012-02-21 11:45

      Well if you move a step down from the stormers to the bulls, obviously you'll think you are suddenly stronger.

      Werner - 2012-02-21 12:00

      (imagine dit in hulle pink outfit) At first he was afraid, he was petrified Kept thinkin' he could never live without Jean by his side But then he spent so many nights thinking where he should belong And he grew strong And he knew him and Wynand would get along

  • Bullsrfairies - 2012-02-21 00:11

    Sadie you only think you're stronger and fitter because you're playing with a bunch of girly boys. Just be warned........when Wynand invites you to his house for "dinner"..........DON'T GO!!!!

      Bullsrfairies - 2012-02-21 00:43

      Sadie knew as a world class player he'll never reach his full potential at the JOKERS OF WORLD RUGBY in Cape Town. Joining the elite Bulls team was just what his career needed

      Bullsrfairies - 2012-02-21 00:45

      Stormers are fairies

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-21 09:35

      Sadie is exactly like Bootman who emigrated and now feels compelled to justify his actions. Truth is, all these guys went after Heyneke, and now he's not there anymore and they are stuck with that tool Ludeke. Watch them all come flooding back to the Stormers next season, especially after the Bullerinas do a repeat of the 1998-2002 embarrasment.

      Willem - 2012-02-21 11:46

      @Shistirrer, "Tool" Ludeke has won 2 Super rugby titles after Heyneke's 1 nut-sack, what has Alister won?

  • Ruan - 2012-02-21 05:06

    ....are u ready......R U READY.....FOR A SHARK ATTACK ?

  • Jack - 2012-02-21 05:48

    When you tear a hamstring in the first game - don't ask us to cry for're the next rathbone...sold your soul for the money & glamour!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 06:19

      & Cups.

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-02-21 06:34

      And you wonder why everybody thinks wee-pee supporters are nobs !!! A player has aspirations for greatness and not mediocrity and you wish him harm !!! Just wait till this lad repays your kind thoughts and reminds you why he left. As a huge Saders supporter I can tell you 2 things 1. You earn respect, the Bulls have and the Stormers have NOT ! 2. You are a C@CK !!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 06:43

      Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!! Go Jeemy!!!

      Koos - 2012-02-21 07:07

      YOu actually whish him a injury??? Anyway i can expect that looking at your profile pic. so I.M.O are you a d00$!!!!!!!!

      Jack - 2012-02-21 07:09

      & to all the bulls supporters - Sadie only joined you guys because he knew meisiekind was a useless hasbeen that he could easily eclipse. However, once he realizes that he still won't get picked over De Jongh for the Boks, he'll transfer to sarries and start fighting for his place alongside Barrit in the England squad...cos that's what money grubbers do...

      paul.ramncwana - 2012-02-21 09:06

      Well Said JackBlack!!! Talk is CHEAP SADIE let us c u on the field. STORMERS JOU LEKKER DING!!!!!

  • jandreleroux - 2012-02-21 06:47

    Even as a Bulls supporter I realise he can hardly something else. Imagine him saying the opposite, bye-bye contract future employ-ability etc.

  • Grant - 2012-02-21 07:00

    Well these type of comments will certainly add spice to the Bulls / stormers fixture! Seems there may be some truth to the ' soft Stormers' propaganda if Sadie s assertions are true then?

      Francois - 2012-02-21 07:31

      Pieter Rossouw n genie; hy gesien daar is nie veel rugbybreins in die omgewing van Tswane om sy agterlyn meer slaankrag te gee nie; toe kry hy vir Sadie en JJ want hul twee saam het meer rugby in hulle as die hele Bulspan; pasop net Pieter om te veel krag en spiere te dra maak jou swaar; vra vir spieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees. Los die manne laat hul hul natuurlike talent uitstal; alle sterkte vir die seisoen. Kaapse Groete

  • Jed - 2012-02-21 07:14

    Keep on hearing the Bulls supporters talking about having Cups? If I'm not mistaken there cupboard is empty? Just an observation.

      Jack - 2012-02-21 07:35

      they're talking about the C-cups for their manboobs...

      Koos - 2012-02-21 07:44

      Its not actually the Super 14 trophy is sitting pretty in our shiny cupboard. Unlike the Stormers where you would just find dust!! Get you facts right before making useless comments like that!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 07:51

      Vallem, your a dingbat, just an observation.

      Rene - 2012-02-21 08:01

      @Nitro, isn't that cool??? We don't even have to do anything, we will ALWAYS have that Trophy! Wow, I think its amazing what our 'useless fairy Bullerinas' can achieve (and in 'pink' nogal)? Lol - but on the other hand (Darren), we are over achievers and will not be happy with only that, we want more and more and more!!! GO BULLS!!

      Jed - 2012-02-21 08:16

      Nitro, we have the Conference Trophy in our Cupboard.Get you facts right before making useless comments like that!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 08:21

      Conference cup! Yeah!!!

      Koos - 2012-02-21 08:39

      sorry my mistake did not know they hand out such useless cups anyway. What an achievement let us all give a hand for the chokers of world rugby the stormers

      Jed - 2012-02-21 09:00

      LOL, Nitro bottom line we are better than you wether you like it or not. We ended higher than you in Both Cups. So until you finish above the Top side in the S.A conference, no one cares what you think.

      Koos - 2012-02-21 09:27

      that was last year vallemj, anyway overall you guys are not better. Maybe if you win 1 or 2 or 3 Super trophies then you can talk.

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-21 09:41

      @vallemj - they don't like it. In fact, they hate it. That's why they keep on attacking us with the ancient history of their 3 cups. No mention ever of the 1998-2002 period, when they were the biggest embarrassment rugby has ever seen, and their falling from grace last year, both in S15 and CC. Now that Heyneke is gone, the end will be swift, albeit painful.

  • Benmica - 2012-02-21 07:46

    Dit is eindelik 'n skande vir die rugby-ondersteuners dat julle mekaar so vloek. Waar is die jare toe ons ons spanne skoon ondersteun het. Ek is trots op die Bulle en ondersteun hulle, net teleurgesteld in party ondersteuners. Verder hou ek baie van die Sharks, dink hulle gaan ons 'n goeie game gee Saterdag.

      Rene - 2012-02-21 08:02

      @Benmice, stem saam, maar as jy Saterdag na die game gaan kyk, gaan jy dit mis. Vrydagaand, 19:10 - Enjoy!!!

  • Kwagga - 2012-02-21 08:09

    Geniet jou tydjie daar Sadie - net jammer hulle se jou voor wat om te se of hoe - wat hulle nie als sal doen om die sielkundige eerste shots in te kry nie !!! Julle jongmanne sal ook nooit leer nie !!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 08:23

      Hulle leer om cups te wen.

      Kwagga - 2012-02-21 10:24

      @Raven - Herken jy haar my maat - familie ? Kom kom moet nie so beskeie wees nie - se maar !!!

  • charl.bosman2 - 2012-02-21 08:16

    Lyk my die bulle het hom gedokterde steaks gevoer in die off-season.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 08:22

      Nee, dis net n verskriklik professionele afrigtingspan.

  • marcus.daily3 - 2012-02-21 08:26

    "I'm burning to put all the last few months' hard work into action" I see he has adjusted well to the Pretoria lingo, others would've said I'm anxiously waiting to put........., now to use the word "ja" first when answering questions.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 08:38

      Raven, he does have something to be anxious about. The sudden superstardom that comes with playing for the Bulls, can be overwhelming at times. With the professional lifecoaching personnel at Loftus, he will be fine though.

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  • heinie.bock - 2012-02-21 08:49

    Mense vergeet ook gou toe mobil nog die Pienk Bulle geborg het en toe bankrot geraak het."Maer jare vir hulle gewees niks gewen Hehehe" Toe koop die Pienk koeie mos twee slotte, een vir die voor hek en een vir die agter hek. "Ek kan nie ophou lag nie"

      Rene - 2012-02-21 08:59

      @Heinie'kie, hoekom kan jy nie ophou lag nie?

  • Justin Ghuna - 2012-02-21 08:50

    Sadie j lyk skerp,ek glo j en Venter sal di ane senters ani brand speel... Blou blou blou blou blou blou blou bulllllllllle

  • acdcdclm - 2012-02-21 09:01

    The only thing that worry's me about Sadie is that he would not know how to cope with success.

  • Jason - 2012-02-21 09:16

    Again read all the comments and its a whole lot of piss and vinegar! unbelievable!

  • Shistirrer - 2012-02-21 09:30

    Ja Sadie. You will feel stronger - captain Steroids Spies sharing his "supplements"?

  • Shareef - 2012-02-21 10:16

    Because you left before the Stormers pre-season conditioning programme. Don't be so ignorant. All teams push themselves to the limit during the pre-season, you just happened to be doing it with the Bulls at the time.

      Kwagga - 2012-02-21 10:29

      You are so right my friend - It's the first time he is involved with any pre-season training at Super level and then he rate that as being better ??? Better than what ? - the previous pre-season traing he had as U/20 player - come come youngman - relax - the proof of the pudding is in the eating of eat !!!

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-21 10:30

      It's the thin highveld air that's getting to him, it only feels worse than down at the coast.

  • Heinrich - 2012-02-21 11:58

    but slower

  • jimmy.marais - 2012-02-21 13:44

    the Sadie thing is old news now, anyway think we will miss JJ more, if the boy feels stronger, well after all he is a young boy and since leaving stomers he is now a few months older, boys get stronger as they grow but the question is, is he strong enough. Sure Van der Heever feels a bit stronger too after some good red wine

  • Manhattan - 2012-02-21 16:47

    The hole of Greenpoint can't wait to see him in pink.

  • Ruan - 2012-02-21 17:01

    I am struggling to remember when last the Stormers won a cup in Super Rugby. Oh sorry, they have not won anything EVER in Super Rugby !!!!

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