Scrumhalf crisis for Bulls

2011-05-24 22:03

J.J. Harmse

Pretoria - The Bulls have a scrumhalf crisis ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld.

Having had their their first-choice No 9 Fourie du Preez ruled out for four weeks with a knee injury at the beginning of the week, the Bulls suffered a further blow when Francois Hougaard hurt his ankle in training on Tuesday.

The injury comes ahead of a match they have to win if they want to keep their play-off hopes alive. That hope already faded with the injury to Du Preez, who is considered the best scrumhalf in the world. To now lose Hougaard, who may well be the second best scrumhalf in the country, could be a serious dent to their play-off hopes.

It leaves the Bulls with only one fit scrumhalf in Dustin Jinka and they have scurried to find a worthy replacement option.

Jinka, in fact, is not even the Bulls' third-choice scrumhalf, with Ruan Snyman their preferred No 9 in the Vodacom Cup. However, Snyman is struggling with a sore groin and has already received medical advice to undergo surgery.

The situation may well prompt the Bulls into picking national under-20 scrumhalf Lohan Jacobs.

Whoever wears the No 9 jersey in the absence of Du Preez and Hougaard (expected to be out), is in for a duel with Cheetahs star Sarel Pretorius, who happens to be the tournament's leading try-scorer.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke was calm in spite of the apparent crisis.

"Let's first wait and see how serious Hougie's injury is. We have seen that ankle injuries often look a lot more serious than they really are. Fortunately it's not the same ankle that kept him from the field earlier," said Ludeke.

The name of Ruan Pienaar has to enter the equation, but Ludeke said that those talks had not resulted in anything.

Fortunately Ludeke does not have any other problems to confront in picking the team.

He will have to make a call between Danie Rossouw and Dewald Potgieter at No 7 flank.

Rossouw has been outstanding there in the last two games, but Potgieter has been part of a proven loose-trio with Deon Stegmann and Pierre Spies.

Potgieter did not start the last two games because of a sore ankle and Rossouw grabbed his opportunity.

"The players have all bought into the squad system and realise that certain players cannot start every game, so whatever I decide won't be a source of any problems," said Ludeke.

It looks as if Ludeke may also hand Akona Ndungane his second start this year. He started in Bjorn Basson's place against the Chiefs and performed very well.


  • mike - 2011-05-24 22:10

    Lets hope he turns out to be fit with FDP and Snyman out. Would have no issue playing with Snyman his got a bright future ahead of him but Jinka has not been impressive since joining the Bulls.

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-25 05:58

      Sorry Fourie and Francois. The Cheetahs by 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Cheetahs Go!!!

      Teal - 2011-05-25 09:17

      @JJ.Harmse... FDP has shown no world class form this year, and as for Hougaard being SA's 2nd best scrummie...I think you should take your blinkers off. Both these guys can't hold a candle to Sarel Pretorius at the moment. According to the STATS Sarel blows them both out of the water. Cheetahs by 7.

  • Howzitekse - 2011-05-24 23:16

    Just saying somebody is the best does not make it so. FDP has over the years had some brilliant games. He is not considered to be the best scrum half in the world, or for that matter, in SA. The French, Welsh, Australians all think they have "the best" scrum halves. Many South Africans think that he is the second or third best in South Africa. On the occasions that Hougaard has played scrum half, he was so-so, not in the top 4 in SA.

      Chris - 2011-05-25 07:41

      Howzitekse - FDP has been voted player of the year internationally and that by the players themselves and not just local either. FDP has been voted the best rugby player in the world and again that by the players themselves.

      reonpienaar - 2011-05-25 07:46

      Whatever dude. What sport are you watching. Please indulge us with your infintie wisdom and elaborate on who you think is better. Who would you pick at number 9 for a world cup final?

      sonnyg - 2011-05-25 08:21

      Clearly you know nothing about rugby.

      jontheb - 2011-05-25 09:03

      Tja my bru - Ricki is da best in da wold! My bra, Pieter mos agress...

      Green Tea - 2011-05-25 09:12

      You have to admit that FDP is an amazing rugby player. I do however agree that he sometimes takes too much command at the back of the scrum/breakdown. Which in turn has created a boring flyhalf that does as he's told (kicks or passes).

      Howzitekse - 2011-05-25 17:18

      Chris, Bryan Habana was also best player of the year. Would you say he is the best wing in the world? reonpienaar, FDP has had some poor games this year, so, what sport are you watching? World cup is far off, and the form scrum half at the time should play. My gripe is not with FDP, but with this childish promotion of players based on provincialism irrespective of their current form.

  • Legend - 2011-05-24 23:53

    To all: The Bulls WILL win the Super Trophy. Read these words and fix them into your minds so that you are not disapointed at the final. The Bulls WILL win! They are playing with a plan and as I have said before they will perform when they need to. This weekend just proves that. Well done to our Bulls team and check out this week coming! We is not dense... We is.

      HugoG - 2011-05-25 01:22

      Was daai droom net nat of taai ook!?

      MoZaHo - 2011-05-25 06:59

      Lol. Sorry mate. Bulls won't win. Its either gonna be a NZ, or Aussie side. Reds are looking mighty, and Crusaders are still to strong for any of our side. Don't rule the Blues out either. But I seriously doubt it'll be an SA side, and I HIGHLY doubt it'll be the Bulls

      Knopkierie - 2011-05-25 08:14

      @MoZaHo, Crusaders lost by 13 to the Cheetahs, who is the 4th SA team on the Log, they wont win it, peaked to early. The Reds may be there in the end, and also the Blues, but if I had to put money on a SA side, it would be the Bulls, simply because the are starting to peak at the right time, they have been in similar situations before, and know how to grind out a win in the big games. And no, I am not a Bulls supporter.

      Outpost - 2011-05-25 08:31

      Read this and store it in your Danville brain. The Bulls will not win the Super 15 this year. Most of their players are past their sell-by-date. The beat the Sharks this weekend only because of 2 reasons. 1. The Sharks came off a bye, they were 15-3 behind after 15 minutes (same happened against the Hurricanes), which means the Sharks scored 20 points in the following 60 minutes and the Bulls scored 17. 2. The Sharks had 19 handling errors in the game, this is unheard of. The penalty count for the game was 23 (Sharks) 11 (Bulls). We will be back at Loftus in 4 weeks time without the bye factor. Please don't flatter yourself after the win. Fact is that your team is past their sell-by-date and this will become clearer as this year continues. Please get back in your 3 litre Ford Cortina, trim your snor and we will see you again in 4 weeks.

      Jacques Claasens - 2011-05-25 09:02

      @Outpost So should you not flatter yourself! If I was a Sharks supporter I would be very worried that we are heading for the same crash and burn the present in every Super Rugby season. Also the Sharks team aren't that far behind the Bulls wen it comes to age, with the difference being that the Bulls players past the so called sell by date are all forwards. With the likes of Bakkies, Victor, Danie and so on where as the Sharks have the age spread from forwards to the backs. So don't be surprised if you see the same thing happen at Loftus. Lastly I hope you aren't one of those who is going to talk crap about the Bulls, but when the World Cup comes and should we play decent rugby then you jump on the band wagon. If you say they are useless, stay away from the boks when the achieve greatness then.

      coolio_101 - 2011-05-25 09:05

      @outpost... Well said bro. These stupid blue fools supporters are like horses with eye patches on. They only see 1 side of things and they're 2 scared to admit that their 10 golden years is gone!! Now for 10 years of suffering, bottom of the log, and in house problems for the blue fools!!

      Nico Rette - 2011-05-25 10:04

      1.Blues 2.Stormers 3.Reds 4.Crusaders 5.Waratahs 6. Sharks/Cheetahs Sorry, no place for die Bulle in top 6. Try again next year

      MaestroX - 2011-05-25 10:12

      In your wildest wet dream LEGEND, wake up your coffee is getting seriously cold. As for Nico Rette, sorry but a depleated Stormers team came from 16 points behind in the rain away from home to beat your team. Just can't see them taking it now.

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-25 11:29

      @Outpost - the far outpost? You and the likes of you are sooo funny! According to your type, the Bulls never won a game. It was all unfair. And this is the standard of comments that I must respect? Furthermore, who cares how it happens, the score is the score. Yes, we will meet your Sharks at Loftus - and after that you will say: see you in the CC. And so it will go on. Sour old ass. Get this into your head: BULLS 32 SHARKS 23, in DURBAN!

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-25 11:33

      @Nico "Siener" Rette - oh, I didnt know. Let me phone the Blue Bull Union now! Nico has information the intire world is not aware of. While we at it, when is it the end of the world?

      Nico Rette - 2011-05-25 11:46

      @GraemeBB. You should thank me, at least it won't come as a surprise to you when the Bulls don't make the knock-out rounds. You should also be thankful that the Bulls didn't have to play the Blues this year. Also, the world will end when the world ends.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-25 11:47

      @Graeme - they have reworked their calculations, and apparently the world will definitely end on the 21st October. Sort of stuff up ones Currie Cup and World Cup plans....

      Legend - 2011-05-25 12:20

      Very well said GraemeBB. We is not dense... We is.

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-25 12:47

      @SAFFA - There must be some cave, ship or space craft we can escape in, that the government isnt telling us about. Lets ask "Nico die Siener" if he can help us locate it!! @Siener - the only thing you gonna see is your @ss. I cant "siener" how the Cheatahs will make it - although the have been totally brilliant. And your predictions are so far out, I even question your "End of the World" theory. So, let me say thank you - thank for nothing!

  • HugoG - 2011-05-25 01:21

    Ek kon nie slaap nie toe besluit ek om hier te lees.Nog n spul JJ STR@NT! Hougaard sal speel dis die ou mind game ding.As die BB nie die halwe Cheetah span op Loftus kan wen nie is hul swakker as wat ek gedink het.Kom gesels met my op my EIE blog in Die Burger (SABlogger) vir kennersnuus asook op my blog)jip ek het 2 blogs) hier genaamd TruvanPunt.

      Koos - 2011-05-25 07:19


  • Dan - 2011-05-25 05:29

    Not sure how any team can even consider leaving players like Rossouw and Basson on the bench. I know they can have a huge impact in the last 30min. but by that time most games are already won or lost. I want their impact for the full game

  • Lloyd - 2011-05-25 06:33

    It helps the Cheetahs' handicap slightly.

      !!Vrystaat!! - 2011-05-25 07:22

      Sad to know you will be nowhere to be seen when you lose.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 07:27

      Nee wat boeta. Jy hoef nie bekommerd te wees nie. Ek is altyd in die omtrek, wen of verloor.

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-25 07:38

      Hoekom invite die Bulls coaching staff nie vir LLOYD om saam te oefen nie. Hy lyk vir my baie klein, miskien 1.51 m lank en weeg 52 kg?? Wat dink julle??

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-25 07:44

      @!!Vrystaat!!: A Kiwi chap remarked the other day that it feels like he is in Pamplona what with all the bulls who have resurfaced in the last few weeks......Most will be raptured and disappear should things go downhill, but in the defence of Lloyd....he will stick around, win or lose. What a fan he is!

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 07:57

      Goeie estimate BALSAK. Op laerskool toe speel ek skrumskakel vir die o/7 spannetjie van graad 1 tot graad 4. In graad 5 toe rek ek skielik toe speel ek loskakel.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-25 08:17

      @Lloyd - the evolution of insanity?You went from scrum 'link' , to loose 'link' to missing 'link'.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 08:34


      milswanka - 2011-05-25 09:14

      HEHEHEHE!! Well said SAFFA, lloyd is that too much for you to comprehend? Or is the "link" word just too big for you??

      kosie - 2011-05-25 09:19

      lloyd played under 7 from grade 1 to grade 4.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 09:34

      Milswanka, the word 'huh' means that I don't comprehend. Don't you comprehend?

      milswanka - 2011-05-25 09:40

      Lloyd,glo my ek het so agter gekom, maar probeer wat sy gese het in afrikaans vertaal dan sal jy dit dalk "comprehend"!

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-25 11:41

      @WPBEFONK - Wat dink ek?? Ek dink..... jy is n P@@S. En ek dink..... jy ly ann die selfde siekte as Duanne Vermeulen - domgatguit syndroom. Verder dink ek..... ek is dors, en gaan n lekker koppie koffie drink. En ek dink.....jy moet F#$#%OF!

  • Happybloke - 2011-05-25 06:34

    WPBEFOK it seems you are a Bulls hater well mate watch out , the bulls is still waiting for teh WP befok Stomers it does not matter where we play that game will determine the position of the Stomers and teh Sharks and teh Crusaders

      jvscooter - 2011-05-25 06:49

      CAN`T wait for the game is going to be good one. Best team to win LOL

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-25 07:39

      We are ready, come on BOET. We'll DEMOLISH your Blue team....

      Hannes - 2011-05-25 08:37


      GraemeBB - 2011-05-25 11:44

      @Happybloke - and we hate WPBEFONK. Feeling is quite mutual. So my advice is dont stop what you are doing - just be happy bloke.

  • jvscooter - 2011-05-25 06:46

    only one question Who the F&*() decided that FDP is the best no9 in the world about a year ago he maybe was, but at this moment we have two scrumhalfs better than him just in our own country. Why do you think he only got a contract in Japan and not in england france etc. makes you think. Sarel Pretorius 10 times better. @LEGEND you must be one of those idiots that played 6th team at school and stole a First 15 jersey bacause they have no hope in hell to win this one.they are going to loose the next game against the sharks read it and weep Go All SA S15 teams

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 07:02

      I also believe Conradie and January are better.

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-25 07:41

      I agree, why was he not offered a contract in Ireland, France or England?? Very good question, with an OBVIOUS answer- he is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!! @LLOYD- geniet jou maar BOETIE ons kry julle die 11 Junie, die HEL is los!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 07:58

      Wat gebeur die 11e Junie?

      GHT - 2011-05-25 08:15

      I don't like FDP. But he signed that Japan contract ages ago when he was still considered one of the best players in the world (I think it was last year he signed it). So it was probably just a personal choice to go to Japan and play some relaxed rugby for lots of money. He has achieved everything in rugby and does not have to prove himself in much harder conditions in europe. Let him retire whatever way he wants to. But relevant to the comments on this page. I also do not think he is the best nr9 in the world at the moment. But we need him for the WC because it is way to late to change our style of play with someone like Sarel.

      Whoosa - 2011-05-25 08:22

      He got offered way more to play in Japan than in the UK, because he is one of the best players of his time. Obviously he hasnt been in top form at the start of the seasen, but he had a serious injury and it took time to find his form again. And i would still play him even if he is not in form. Yes i will be the first to admit that he lately had alot of off the ball tantrums crying at the reff etc, but give him time on the field he will be the best player in the green and gold again as he has been the last couple of years.Yes Pretorius has been brilliant this season, by far the SA player of the year this far, but come WC semis and finals you will need FDP. He is so calm under pressure and that has a huge effect on players 10-15. Class is permanent, we will need this guy deseperately come WC end of year!

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-25 08:31

      @LLOYD- Die HEL is daai dag LOS!!!!

      Hein - 2011-05-25 09:21

      You, as well as your partner in crime WPBEFONK are such BIG, DOF apes. Fourie du Preez wants to go to Japan as it is a complete different culture to what he (and his family) can and will experience should he took up anyone of (at last count) seven offers he had from European clubs. This is no BS story, I know!!!!

      ikilladabull - 2011-05-25 11:34

      I think FDP wants to go to Japan because he speaks Japanese better than he speaks English.

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-25 06:54

    This should not be a problem for the Bulls should it? When one considers what the Stormers did in Auckland with a makeshift backline, no flyhalf etc, this shouldn't even worry the Bulls (who as we hear daily, are the the finest team in the galaxy etc) They are playing at home against an injury ravaged Cheetahs team - seriously chaps, this shouldn't disrupt the "champion Bulls" one iota. Saders, Stormers, Cheetahs, Sharks, Blues, Tahs etc have all had massive injury woes to overcome and according to many round these parts these above mentioned teams are not worthy of being on the same field as the Bulls, so I see no concern here at all. Get well soon Mullet.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 07:03

      I hope your husband's illness is not to serious.

      gooinat - 2011-05-25 07:11

      Morning:),Victoria Matfield can play scrumhalf,she's more than half the time trying to keep up with the pack,when she eventually does arrive at the breakdown the ball is just about to pop out,she can pass to Steyn and he can decide if he wants to pass to Meisiekind or kick and chase,then the process repeats itself again when they reach the next breakdown!!!!!!!!!!!,I say give Matfield a go at scrumhalf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 07:15

      Victoria Matfield? Why didn't I think of that? That's so original.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-25 07:19

      OOOOH @Lloyd - cleva boy, cleva chirp. 2 Brownie points for you. @Gooinat - Morning! She would be an awesome scrummie, JJ already reckons she is 3rd best in the land after Fourie and Hougie. (*Rolls eyes and looks to the heavens*) I reckon they should use the "master of disaster, utility specialist: Jaco vd rapture. No problem at all for the Bulls, and I will be terribly disappointed if their fans try and use "injury" as a little excuse should things go a touch wonky.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 07:29

      Thanks, SAFFA buddy. I waardeers it a lot.

      Paul - 2011-05-25 08:34

      More Lloyd, SAFFA. Dit maak my hart sooooo warm as julle sulke mooi goed vir mekaar se jong. Lloyd, gee asb vi SAFFA een van daai brownie points terug as jy nie omgee nie. Ek vermoed sy gaan dit nodig he in die weke wat kom. Hoe lyk dinge in die Kaap SAFFA.

      watalife - 2011-05-25 08:57

      @SAFFA-CAT the almighty bulls have never had a crisis with depth and sure as hell they have 3 scrummies on the back burner to take over world rugby for the next 10 years. Things are really looking good for the bulls to smash the Cheetahs with a depleted squad. Last week when the Mighty Stormers has a similar crisis I remember Lloyd and all his kak chirps about Chuck Norris, now the bulls only need The White Buffalo to help them out.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 09:03

      More Paul, lekker geslaap? SAFFA, I give you a brownie point back. Watalife, even though I thought the Chuck Norris jokes were kak funny, I didn't make them.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-25 09:25

      @Paul - mislike weer die laaste paar daggies, maar ek sien bietjie son vanoggend. Wingerde onder water, goeie reen gehad. Die Kaap is Hollands my maat. Lloyd is 'amper' my buurman, so I am not as 'anti-Lloyd' as one might think. He has honorary refugee status in my valley.

      watalife - 2011-05-25 09:33

      @Lloyd You can run but you cant hide boet, you had the big mouth last week about Chuck Norris and now its coming back to bite you ne? The bulls dont have any crisis Lloyd they are the almighty team and have dozens of scrummies just ready to take over world rugby. This game should be taken as a warm up game for the bulls just peaking at the right time to take the S15 cup AGAIN against the Rebels on home turf.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 09:39

      Is jy dense etter? Ek het nie enige iets van Chuck Norris gesê nie.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 09:39

      Millicins is so n nice meisie.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-25 09:43

      @Watalife - MORNING. The mighty Bulls have no troubles at all.....just ask Lloyd.

      Paul - 2011-05-25 09:44

      soos n droom Lloyd. Hoekom draf Victor the Magnificent Matfield nie sommer op sy eie uit nie. Eks seker hy kan al 15 posisies speel met n smile.

      watalife - 2011-05-25 09:49

      @ Lloyd maybe in your eyes you would like to see me as an etter but Lloyd you cant run. Chuck Norris was on the bench last week and now he is playing scrummie for the bulls this weekend according to you. The bulls have taken the S15 cup AGAIN ne Lloyd? Dont run Lloyd Chuck Norris is jou beste maatjie ne?

      Paul - 2011-05-25 09:51

      Great om te hoor SAFFA. Die koue is hier in oorvloed by ons vandag. Stuut biekie n bottel van julle beste osbloed die kant toe asb. Dis nou om die koue uit die bene te haal.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-25 09:58

      O.k watalife.

      Hein - 2011-05-25 10:06

      ....en sarkasme is die laaste stuiptrekkings van 'n verrotte brein!!! and by the by - you earlier commented about Bulls supporters creeping out of whatever, where were you last year when the bergbokkejane were no where? O yes, sorry - how could I forget - to busy kick starting Jumbos at Cape Town airport and no access to the internet and this year after your promotion as tea girl you can now steal your employers broadband (and time) to talk sh1t on the pages.

      watalife - 2011-05-25 10:34

      @ SAFFA-CAT According to Lloyd(Chuck Norris) they the Mighty Bulls have taken the S15 cup AGAIN.

  • Vincent - 2011-05-25 07:06

    Sorry to hear about the injuries. Hope both you guys recover well. On that note, it is so annoying to everytime here about any bulls player and how they are the BEST. It's a joke. Hougaard is a better scrumhalf than du preez. Du preez is far from the best in the world. Not even in SA. And neither is Hougaard. At this moment in time, Sarel Pretorious and Will Genia are amoung the best in the world. Maybe du preez was a few years ago, not for a few years. So please stop saying he is the best in the world, as he does nothing special on the field.

      Outpost - 2011-05-25 08:40

      You do know your rugby Vincent. I could not agree with you more.

      Oukoos - 2011-05-25 08:49

      FduP may or may not be the best #9 in the world. However he IS South Africa's best scrum half. No argument. That brings me to the combination of FduP and Morné. Together they are deadly and (arguably) the best in SA. Without FduP, Steyn is just another good (but not special) #10. In conclusion, I foresee problems for the Bulls on Saturday without FduP.

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-26 04:35

      @oukoos You should refreign from foreseeing, not your forte

  • Carl Muller - 2011-05-25 08:22

    Play a young guy. They are hungry to play. See how O'Connor performs.

  • RobinHood - 2011-05-25 08:41

    You can get January for free - only a sixpack and 12 pies per game. and he can double up as a complete front row - just think: NO MORE chilliboy

  • Umshini - 2011-05-25 09:00

    Making excuses again?

      watalife - 2011-05-25 09:37

      No boet they are the best team ever and have dozens of scrummies waiting to take over world rugby. They have taken this S15 cup again when the beat the Rebels on home turf.

  • Noitol - 2011-05-25 09:36

    All these injuries: Does it not tell us something about the advisability of running a tournament involving one of the most physical games in world sport over a period of 21 weeks? (That amounts, incidentally, to not much short of half a year, with the Tri-nations and World Cup still to come.) Expecting the players, however strong and fit they be, to lay their bodies on the line week after week in a series of 18 matches (plus up to three more for the top teams), played at a pace and level of commitment every bit as frenetic as international rugby, must surely take its toll. It would be most interesting if someone with a head for statistics would conduct a survey, perhaps at five-yearly intervals henceforward, to assess the health of current players, all in their respective positions, as they advance in years. Now I wonder when the first game in the first Super-16 tournament will be played ...?

  • PCDP - 2011-05-25 09:45

    Hopefully the guys recover quickly and good luck to the Bulls. But always be careful of the Vrystaat boys.

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-25 11:50

      Agreed, boys from Bloem are on good form. Sharks handed the game to the Bulls last weekend. Should be good. Would enjoyed watching Sarel up against either Fourie or even Hougaart - maybe these Bulls are scared?

      PCDP - 2011-05-25 13:31

      i doudt the Bulls are scared and there form is pretty good as well.

  • MaestroX - 2011-05-25 10:08

    "Fortunately it's not the same ankle that kept him from the field earlier," said Ludeke" WHAT???? So what egghead Ludeke is basically saying is now he has two bad ankles, once you do an ankle really badly it’s never the same! Hmm I can see he is going to be real good "stepper" from now. Oh well, it’s a pity because I think he is a fantastic rugby player, just wish he would stop letting Bakkies practise his real passion (hairdressing) on him and get a decent, am sure Wynand could recommend a good one!! Come on CHEETAHS!!

      Paul - 2011-05-25 10:39

      @MaestroX. I think what Ludeke is trying to say is this. If it was the same ankle again, it might have put Hougaart out of the competition for the rest of the season and even the WC. In this case, it was his healty ankle that got injured, and by the sounds off it, it does not sound to bad.So hopefully he could be back on the field in a weeks time. On the other hand, was it the ankle that was previously injured, it might have been a lot worse, since that ankle is already weak. So I think I have to agree with Ludeke in this case. But enough said bout that. Lets just hope that the injury is not bad at all, and that he recovers soon to take the field again.

      Paul - 2011-05-25 10:41

      Sorry, I mean Hougaard, not Hougaart

  • ikilladabull - 2011-05-25 11:41

    Message from the Stormers to the Bulls - We'll borrow you Ricky and Bryan for the weekend but you have to pay for their mullet wigs.

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-25 12:53

      Message from the North - thanx, but why would we want them back, it took us so long to sell them off to some foolish optimists down south. They said bargain!! Can you imagine that - bargain!! Deon Greyling can rather slot in at no9, then we have the 2nd hungriest scrummy in the country.

  • Braam Pieterse - 2011-05-25 13:01

    @GraemeBB It's a pity this world has people like you, you speak of Bulls as if they have done great this session and you speak of the world ending. Have you been smoking crack? or it your nature to be mixed up?. You are a disgrace to the Bulls supporters like Me. And as for your swearing to WPBEFONK you made your self an idiot or maybe you just showed us what you are - you even say you will go and drink coffee, so you can't even stand the day on your own, you need caffaine to keep you up, what a shame, what a waist of humanity in you.

      ikilladabull - 2011-05-25 14:06

      You're right Braam. GraemeBB is a menace. Yesterday he threatened to kill me. I now live in fear and I am to scared to go to work. Hahahaha. Lighten up dude. We all have a go at each other here and I think it's all in good fun. If you cant handle it then maybe this site is not for you. Besides, compared to some of the other Bull scum here, GraemeBB is ok.

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-25 17:41

      @Braam Pieterse - gee, you know me so well. You proclaim to be this great Bull, and person - and judge me to smoke crack? I need to take caffaine (what ever the hell that is) to stand up? I am a disgrace to Bull supporters like you? What a wonderful person you are to say those things about me. Sorry, where have you been all year when the Bulls were being taken apart? I was here defending my team and players. You want to defend a chap like WPBEFONK??? My dear old chap, you have no Blue in you - that I am sure of. @ikilladabull - I never threatened you, I said, I am a Bull, and I want to see you kill me. Big difference. I am relaxed. Pushing some buttons here and there - just like every one else. Relax, go to work, do your thing - I am too busy with important stuff, like drinking caffaine stuff and being a bad Bull to get around to you.

      ikilladabull - 2011-05-25 18:44

      Graeme I know exactly what you said. I was just yanking oom Braam's chain. In fact I think Braam is WPBEFONK under the guise of a bull supporter.

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-26 04:34

      @Braam Ag jou simpel dom twat, loop sit kaalgat op jou boetie voor ek jou bl!ksem

  • ARRA - 2011-05-25 13:39

    Dit bekommer my dat die Bulls nie n plaasvervanger skrumskakel beskikbaar het nie ,veral as daar aanvaar word dat Snyman ook beseer is .Die feit dat Jinka nie beskou word as een van die beter opsies nie vererger hul probleem-maar klink ,my nie of FL te bekommerd voorkom nie -dalk is daar n plan. FL wag dalk en kyk of Hougardt reg kom of dalk stuur die Cheetahs punte nadat hulle gesien het hoe die Sharks pakgekry het

  • westy09 - 2011-05-26 08:39

    You can borrow Januarie

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