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Stegmann leads Bulls v Lions

2013-01-30 12:57

Pretoria - Flank Deon Stegmann will lead the Bulls on Saturday when they take on the Lions in their Gauteng Rugby Cup match at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Kick-off is at 15:00.
 
The veteran flank makes a welcome comeback to the playing field after being side-lined with injury for most of the 2012 season and will lead a team that combines youth and experience and some new faces.

Stegmann is one of four Springboks in the starting line-up, which will also see 2012 Springbok Under-21 winners Travis Ismaiel, Jan Serfontein and Paul Willemse take the field, with Wiaan Liebenberg and Handrè Pollard on the bench.
 
Lionel Mapoe, on loan from the Lions, will start at outside centre.
 
“This is exciting times for us,” said Bulls coach, Frans Ludeke.

“We are at the start of a new season and we cannot wait to get going. We have big plans and big dreams for 2013 and are keen to start. The Lions have played twice now and have that advantage, but we have worked hard in training and will give it a full go.”
 
Stegmann, who will return to Orlando Stadium, said the experience gained from the 2010 final against the Stormers at that venue is something they hope to use.

“The atmosphere was amazing then and it is good to be able to go back and play in front of our fans again. The Lions will certainly not make it easy, as they have a lot to prove, so we will have to find our combinations and feet from the start.”
 
Teams:

Bulls:


15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Tiaan Schoeman, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jean Cook, 6 Deon Stegmann (captain), 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Juan Schoeman
 
Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Hencus van Wyk, 18 Wiaan Liebenberg, 19 Cornell Hess, 20 Ruan Snyman, 21 Handrè Pollard, 22 Ulrich Beyers, 23 Jacques du Plessis
 
Lions:

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Comments
  • dirkjohannes - 2013-01-30 13:28

    Met die spannetjie kom daar n groot pakslae vir die bulls. Go lions.

      donder.wolk.7 - 2013-01-30 14:52

      Enigiemand teen die Bulls!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-30 23:58

      donder.wolk. Ek stem saam, maar wat maak mens die dag wat die Kings teen die Bulls speel?

  • nico.pretorius.946 - 2013-01-30 13:28

    Going to be a good match, Lions should dominate the scrums and hope they worked on the line-outs and restarts this week, should be able to get forward dominance then :) GO LIONS!!!

  • she.is.here.777 - 2013-01-30 13:33

    Disaster galore!!! Select 2 x Vice Captains too cause no 1 ain't gonna be on the field to marshall the troops during his 10 min sin bin.... Kaap groete.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-30 23:58

      And he's probably going to get injured as well.

  • morne.vandyk.58 - 2013-01-30 13:47

    Eina, die Leeus gaan hulle wiks.

  • steyts - 2013-01-30 13:57

    So the bulls will be without their captain for at least 10 minutes...

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2013-01-30 14:00

    Captain courageous!

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2013-01-30 14:13

      hahahahahaha Captain courageous my backside,more like Captain of the yellow cards ja.

      lesbeen - 2013-01-30 14:42

      ... More like Captain Morgan... Hehe!!!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 00:00

      Captain Stegosaurus, the fossil.

  • dewald.botha.50 - 2013-01-30 14:25

    Ek is gekant dat die Lions uit is, maar as julle dan so goed is, hoekom het julle laas jaar laaste geeindig? Die Bulls speel met 'n baie onervare span, maar geen Bulls span is 'n maklike game nie. Leer julle nooit.

      rey.spies - 2013-01-30 18:59

      Het jy 'n bietjie gekyk na die beseringlys van die leeus in laasjaar se S15?

      rey.spies - 2013-01-30 19:02

      Ok dis laasjaar. Die jare voor dit was hulle pleinweg swak. Alles van die beste vir jou span(neem aan dis die Bulle). Leeu-groete

  • martin.maritz.984 - 2013-01-30 14:45

    Ons gaan so hard pak slae kry...Stegman seker die swakste 6 in SA. Die Bulle kan rerig beter doen...

  • martin.maritz.984 - 2013-01-30 14:54

    die bulle is besig op agter uit te gaan in SA 1 werner 4de in die land 2 chillie 4de in die land 3 greyling 3de in die land 4 flip 2de in die land 5 kruger 2de in die land 6 stegman 5de in die land 7 dewald 4de 8 spies 3de 9 hougaard 1ste 10 morne 4de 11 basson 3de 12 wynand 3de 13 mapoe 3de 14 ndugane 4de 15 zane 2de

      gert.swart.393 - 2013-01-30 15:28

      Nee, Spies moet 9de wees.

      braam.groenewald.39 - 2013-01-30 15:32

      1 werner (won a super trophy) 2 chillie (won a super trophy) 3 greyling 4 flip (won a super trophy) 5 kruger 6 stegman (won a super trophy) 7 dewald (won a super trophy) 8 spies (won a super trophy) 9 hougaard 10 morne (won a super trophy) 11 basson 12 wynand (won a super trophy) 13 mapoe 14 ndugane (won a super trophy) 15 zane (won a super trophy)

      louis.bensch.31 - 2013-01-30 15:49

      Ja, en hougaard 5de en Zane 7de

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 02:22

      Martin you are overestimating some of those players’ rankings in SA. More like this, if you consider all players, even if they normally play another position as well, and in no particular order and considering one or two overseas players. And yes I have included injured players: 1 werner 10th (behind du Plessis, JC Janse van Rensburg, Carstens, Cilliers, Brok Harris, Kittshoff, Chadwick, Coenie, CJ van der Linde) 2 chillie 8th (behind Bismarck, Strauss, Liebenberg, Fourie, Schalk Brits, Craig Burden, Scarra Ntubeni) 3 greyling 10th (behind Beast, Carstens, Cilliers, Brok Harris, CJ van der Linde, Frans Malherbe, Coenie, Lourens Adriaanse, WP Nel) 4 flip 6th (behind Etzebeth, Willem Alberts, Pieter-Steph du Toit, De Kock Steenkamp, Franco van der Merwe) 5 kruger 5th (Behind Bekker, Bresler, Alberts, Steven Sykes) 6 stegman 9th (Behind Schalk, Louw, Brussouw, Deon Fourie, Kolisi, Marcell Coetzee, Luke Watson, Josh Strauss) 7 dewald 9th (Behind Alberts, Juan Smith, Jacques Botes, Jean Deysel, Keegan Daniel, Elstadt, Derick Minnie, Nizaam Carr) 8 spies 6th (Behind Vermeulen, Kankowski, Jacques Botes, Carr, Luke Watson)

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 02:22

      ...and the backs: 9 hougaard 9th (Behind Pienaar, Dewaldt Duwenhage, Piet van Zyl, Nic Groom, Charl MacLeod, Sarel Pretorius, Jano Vermaak, Bondesio) 10 morne 7th (Behind Jantjies, Goosen, Grant, Catrakilis, Lambie, Paul Jordaan) 11 basson 4th (Behind Habana, Aplon, Rhule) 12 wynand 10th (Behind Steyn, de Jongh, Ebersohn, Mjekevu, Paul Jordaan, Tim Whitehead, de Villiers, de Allende, Taute) 13 mapoe 4th (Behind Taute, de Allende, JP) 14 ndugane 7th (Behind JP, Mvovo, Aplon, Rhule, Habana, Louis Ludik) 15 zane 7th (Behind Taute, Joe Pietersen, Aplon, Ludik, Riaan Viljoen, Riaan Smit)

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 02:23

      Braam, Sean Fitzpatrick also won a super trophy, why not get him to play for the Bulls?

      braam.groenewald.39 - 2013-01-31 08:39

      wie is Sean Fitzpatrick??

      johannes.m.villiers - 2013-01-31 14:54

      Martin- Ek dink jy oorskat die backline se vermoens so bietjie. Morne is huidiglik eerder nommer 6 (lambie, goosen, jantjies, catrikilis, grant), die vleuels is onderskeidelik 6 en 7 (peterson, mvovu, habana, rhule, aplon) en wynand 4de (jean dv, f steyn, whitehead).

  • pettitt.j - 2013-01-30 15:00

    5 former lions players in that starting 15, well 1 is on loan to be fair. Sad to see good players having to leave for better oppertunities. Good luck to both teams for saturday!! I will be supporting the lions as is expected from a die hard lions supporter. But I will be supporting the bulls and sharks in this years super rugby, as they were the only ones to support the lions

      louis.bensch.31 - 2013-01-30 15:51

      Stem 100% saam

  • lesbeen - 2013-01-30 15:45

    Die bulle is alttyd n kompeterende span... Maak nie saak wie hulle kaptein is nie en maak nie saak hoe jongspan hulle instoot nie! Kan n goeie game raak!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 03:46

      Hoe kompeterend was hulle daai vier keer wat hulle bottom of the log was? Of daai twee keer wat hulle tweede laaste was? Wat van die jaar toe hulle nie een enkele game kon wen nie? Dis nog net deur die Leeus geewenaar. En daai jaar toe hulle net een game gewen het en spanne soos die Cats 50 punte teen hulle opgesit het? Of daai jaar toe hulle net twee games kon wen? Ja die Bulls het drie goeie jare gehad waar hulle die beker gewen het, maar as dit nie vir daai drie jare was nie, sou hulle SA se swakste Super Rugby span gewees het. Daai "eer" behoort nou aan die Leeus, met die Bulls die tweede swakste SA span oor die hele geskiedenis van Super Rugby.

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-30 23:57

    Easy game for the Lions. I thought Frans talked about depth at the Bulls at some point? Did he refer to these bunch of clowns as the "depth"? If Stegosaurus is one of your back-up captains I will have to change my prediction of Bulls not making the top 8, to Bulls only finishing higher than the Kings this year. It's going to be the year of the Super 13 and the Bulls and the BEE team.

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