We'll fix mistakes - Ludeke

2011-03-06 21:04

Pretoria - All good things come to the end, but the Bulls feel that they can correct the mistakes which allowed the Highlanders to end their 18-match success record at Loftus Versfeld with a well deserved 35-28 victory on Saturday, said coach Frans Ludeke.

The Bulls won 18 matches in a row at Loftus Versfeld and their two games played in Soweto which were considered home fixtures.

“This was not good enough and it was obvious there were areas where we didn’t play well like at the breakdowns and in broken field play where we created a lot of space for them which almost played into their hand,” Ludeke said after the loss.

“But we will fix it - they are things that we can fix because we are committed and we have a whole season ahead of us so we are still in the race and hopefully we can sort it out before the next game,” he insisted.

In a Super Rugby match where the Bulls were starved of possession for most of it, Ludeke was noticeably disappointed with the turnovers his charges conceded when they did have the ball.

“We did not commit enough numbers there (at the tackle) at times and there were instances when they forced us off the ball.

“We will know better what went wrong there once we have a look at the video, but we definitely didn’t do well there on the night.”

Poor decision making and handling errors didn’t make matters easier as the men from Pretoria struggled to get over the advantage line.

Bulls captain Victor Matfield attributed his team’s weak showing to what they had hoped to improve on this week.

“We are normally very accurate in what we do, it is one of our strengths, but we were not accurate tonight,” said Matfield while adding that any loss at Loftus is bitter pill to swallow.

“We are more disappointed in the way we played at home as we know that you have to win your home games and we let one slip tonight.”

The Bulls now have two weeks to turn around their fate as their bye takes place in round four.

In a fortnight they take on the Lions at home before going overseas.


  • Jaco - 2011-03-06 22:23

    The Stormers must be weary of a wounded Bulls team in 2 weeks time. Write them off at your peril.

      watalife - 2011-03-07 08:55

      @ Louw Smurfie is a missing link after he was caught picking his big ugly nose. Jaco on the other hand is i big loser and should rather prepare himself for some more defeats.

  • Jaco - 2011-03-06 22:36

    Stormers suck!!!!!

      Jaco - 2011-03-06 23:12

      This is how I feel after watching some supporters' behaviour where I watched the games on Saturday night. I can now see where Smurf comes from.

      watalife - 2011-03-07 07:47

      @ Jaco You use those words on this site so much sounds like you are the Sucking Queen. I bet u take out your false teeth and charge the Bulls players half price to go down on them. Hehehehehe Loser

      Johnny - 2011-03-07 07:59

      ....Stormers = 11 year losers/suckers.....!!!

      Jean - 2011-03-07 08:00

      Jys pappa smurf ne!

      Jaco - 2011-03-07 08:30

      Jean hoe het ek geweet iemand gaan dit sê? Ek volg die comments al lank maar neem nou vir die eerste keer deel. Ek is die tipe ou wat enige S.A. span ondersteun. Dis net na wat ek Saterdag deurgemaak het tussen n klomp Stormer ondersteuners wat my n bietjie de moerin gemaak het. Hulle het Saterdag gesuck maar ek gaan nou darem nie veralgemeen nie. Ek weet daar is n paar van julle wat gemanierd is.

      Oukoos - 2011-03-07 09:00

      Jaco, ek stem met 'n seer hart saam met jou. Die Stormers het Saterdag gesuck. Gelukkig het hulle nie teen die Sharks gespeel nie, want dan sou dit een helse pak gewees het. Die Stormers was op die dag so pateties - selfs die Bulls sou hulle gewen het, wel miskien.

      Jean - 2011-03-07 13:54

      Sorry dude! Net gewoont an ons ou pel se ou Comment!

  • Crusader Man - 2011-03-07 03:49

    Wow, makes me laugh when i see SOME of you SA supporters completely bag the opposition..I love it from a NZ point of view.. How the hell is your national team going to play as a team? when there is such negative people in SA.. In NZ we support our local team and then we support other NZ teams..Can't believe how much hatred there is between Bulls/Stormers supporters.. If your team loses get over it. Teams can have flat days as well as some players

      Kudubul - 2011-03-07 05:35

      @Crusader man- you just don't understand SA traditions man.We enemies number 1 when it comes to provincial sides and best of friends when they play together for Springboks.When we where isolated from world rugby we had to play again each other to entertain ourselfs.Its the same as you guys playing England.Now tell me you love the POMS. Now go away!!

      rugby_guru - 2011-03-07 07:56

      LoL Crusader Man... Kudubul is right, we give each other so much flack, Rugby is our blood in this country... However I give a mate of mine 'a bulls supporter' the worst dig anyone could ever possibly imagine, however if the green and gold (THE WORLD RUGBY CHAMPS) step on the field, i'm 100% behind them.. Don't worry Sader man, the Bokke will come take the title in NZ later this year...

  • Roelof - 2011-03-07 06:17

    Fourie, los die refs en speel broer.Spies en Pottie moet soms plekke ruil. Hulle ken jou spel vanaf skrums. Frans, die manne lyk moeg. Stuur van hulle terug na Vodacom cup vir die volgende game teen Lions. Speel meer oop rugby en glo dat julle enige span se verdediging kan oopkloof. Wynand kos die span baie met die alewige binne breek. Versprei die bal na ander. Almal weet jy gaan na binne breek. Almal weet wat Spies en Pottie gaan doen. Kom ouens, julle kan beter, sommer 100% beter.

  • jean.rossouwsa - 2011-03-07 07:46

    You bunch of Bulls haters are pathetic. Bulls are the only team that has won a super 14 cup. THE ONLY SA TEAM. You would rather see a overseas team win than the Bulls. Hope your team chokes just like in the past. And please do go on giving them no chance to win , we will prove you wrong, again.

      Jik - 2011-03-07 08:25

      lol @ Guru.. that's funny... @ Jean.. dude that's tragic.. either a mumbling from the usual under educated fool stigma, or just another braaivleis, steve hofmeyer, and vaste 6 supporter who thinks he knows something about rugby worth puffing his chest out.. Clearly don't know the history of the Super tourament do you krummels? And it goes on to reiterate, in capitals.. REITERATE!! lol.. History does, and more often than not will repeat itself.. Here is a baseline for you: 1997- Won 3 of 11 1998 - Won 3 of 11 1999 – Won 1 of 11 2000 – Won 1 of 11 2001 – Won 2 of 11 2002 - Won 0 of 11.. bwa-ha-ha.. and you guys insult the lions.. So clearly you can see that there was a period where you couldn’t buy a game.. not that much money back then as nobody wanted to sponsor you, and very little interest or turn out from your fair weather fans at the stadium.. Seems like the wheel might have gone full circle now, and your coach is impotent and grasping at straws as his only game plan is so dated your players are marked and the opposition perfectly positioned for the inevitable kick to come.. So be careful what your team might prove to us.. no that we need it.. This year it should have been three losses on the stumble for you thus far.. Keep that in mind.. Now get back to work, that Wimpy isn’t going to manage itself…

      Jaco - 2011-03-07 08:41

      Jik, that ship has sailed, don't you think? You are a sad person if you keep hanging on to those stats. It was a long time ago.

      watalife - 2011-03-07 08:58

      shame having a bad day? bulletjies were so so lucky to beat the cheetahs and now they are the Loser of the week

      rugby_guru - 2011-03-07 08:59

      @jik, that is probably the most insightful post I have ever read... My goodness you know the game... You make South Africa proud, to prove how pathetic the bulls are... Thanks!!!

      Jik - 2011-03-07 09:34

      @ Jaco.. The irony... Scroll up, not that you need to as your probably guilty of the same rantings, "We are win free time champion", over and over, but when its revealed how tragic your Super history actually is, basically equating to 3 wins in 18 seasons, second worst fairing team after Lions, then you want to get all uppity about remembering stats.. Grow a pair buddy, and hold on, bumpy season ahead.. toodles.. @ Watalife - They were just as lucky to beat the Lions.. As I said, should be 3 losses so far already.. End of story..

      Dave-the-bul - 2011-03-07 09:59

      Jik in all those years that the Bulls was losing your team too was not doing that great. No other team has ever won the s14 except the Bulls, so again maybe open your stupid mouth when you actually win something in Super Rugby!!!

      Jik - 2011-03-07 10:03

      Dave's almost finished with the g-string, where's that tissue?

      Jaco - 2011-03-07 10:55

      Jik, the Bulls' poor streak ended 9 years ago according to your stats. They won their last Super rugby title less than a year ago.

      mike - 2011-03-07 11:56

      @ Jik, lol why not give all the stats not just the ones that make you feel good about your ignorance. Secondly if the Bulls suck then by definition the rest of the SA sides are worse because the Bulls are the best performing SA side in Super Rugby history followed by the Lions, yes the Lions. Interesting fact is the Sharks have won the most games but still no cup. We won't talk about the Stormers or Cheetahs there history is just plain embarrassing and should not be spoken about in public for fear of humiliation.

      Dave-the-bul - 2011-03-07 13:29

      Ag Shame Jik is that all you can come up with? No stats or FACTS or better a super 14 thropy win? nothing? some stupid G-string comment is that all! WHAHAHAHA Pathetic u 1 brain cell BOX!

      Jik - 2011-03-07 19:28

      Yaaaawnnnn.... Always the same supporters dwelling in the past.. Truth hurts... we will be hearing about these 3 victories (2 bullshit, 1 sort of deserved) for years to come, especially when the Stormers are saying Bulls = 10 years no trophy, no depth no fans... Good luck, seriously.. its going to get messy...

      Jaco - 2011-03-07 19:47

      Jik must be the Sormers' version of Pappas Smurf.

      mike - 2011-03-07 21:00

      @ Jik - Bwahahaha this coming from the man who goes back 10 years trying to make a point. Man you truely are pathetic, can't even make a descent argument. I love idiots like you, had a good laugh at you man.

      Jik - 2011-03-08 07:23

      lol... tisk tisk.. It is unfortunately only trying to make a point until someone gets it.. Unfortunately your to daft or afrikaans to verstaan.. and I'm pathetic... Let me help you again, for the last time, my occupation isn't teaching special needs.. 1st you read the 1st post.. okay? By Jean to clarify further, for you.. Then you read my response, Jik.. ok? Then from there you follow all the little bruised ego's that are ranting and raving their little nonsenses until you get to your common I mean comments because your to embarrassed to put across a semi decent argument want slim het mos sy kak gevang, nou is dit weer blaf blaf blaf.. actually, kef kef kef se die klein blou poodeltjie, "as ek nie te stupid is om die waarheid te sien nie dan maak ek of ek stupid is", so relax, just act natural... Truth some of us.. deal with it... Eet nog n happie snot of twee... and you say bwa-ha-ha... ludicrous... But then again its good that you can laugh at yourself, we also laugh at you, we have something in common.. Kissies! P.s- Ludicrous (Adjective) – Absurdly ridiculous - utterly ridiculous because of being absurd, incongruous, impractical, or unsuitable

      jandupreeaz1000 - 2011-03-08 10:08

      jik, at least the bulls don't need arms dealers for sponsors to lure good players to that k@k team

      jandupreeaz1000 - 2011-03-08 10:11

      and Jik, why don't you switch off your mommy's computer and do your homework, I hear it N1 maths at the technical college is kicking your sorry ass

      Reacher - 2011-03-08 10:39

      @Jaco: Dont worry, this season is going to be the same :)

      Mamma Smurf - 2011-03-08 11:10

      BULLSHIT, the lions won the first Super Rugby Tournament, did the first cc/superrugby double and did the quad cc/shuperrugby/vc and night series, if you bulls then chirp but that was a previous format it doesn't count then your super 14 victory doesn't count cuz its super 15 now stop bullshitting the sa public you are 1/2 teams to win not the only team and don't get arrogant because u might have 3 trophies but you also collected 2 wooden spoons so calm down.

      Jik - 2011-03-08 12:14

      Wow Mamma Smurf, no offense but it took a woman one glance to understand and recognise what I have been trying to spoon-feed Mike and his band of hairy palmed “ghoeners” for days now... Hats of to you... Mike, serioulsy dude, take heed and start practicing standing up and peeing…

      Mamma Smurf - 2011-03-08 12:26


      rugby_guru - 2011-03-08 12:33

      Oh MAMAAAA!!!!!!!!

      mike - 2011-03-08 15:03

      @Jik - You continue to show your stupidity. Read my replies idiot. I said The Bulls are the most succesfull followed by the Lions. Oh or do you have someone write your comments for you cause you actually can't read or write, shame man. What I find funny is reading all your posts not once did I even vaguely see that this was indeed your point. You either don't know how to express yourself or you're a clueless moron trying to hang onto Mamma cause you think she might add credibility to your ravings. As far as Mamma is concerned going to give her the benifit of the doubt as she obvioulsy didn't read my comment or her entire rant would of been invalidated.

      Balsakhater - 2011-03-08 16:45

      I suspect Mamma Smurf - is a hairy Papsucking Capepufter with ugly balls.

      Mamma Smurf - 2011-03-08 20:48, SIES, hoekom dink jy,

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-07 07:53

    Has anyone seen Alpyn, Johnny, GraemeBB? I am worried! Those diehard Bulls chaps are MIA - hope they are ok. And yeah, let this Stormer fan motivate you chumps: The Bulls will be back and the Stormers will be the team who get the Bulls backlash in 2 weeks time. You see chaps, DON'T OFF YOURSELVES YET - you have the very real possibility of a Stormer defeat in PTA to look forward to! *This announcement was made in the interest of the the greater Tswane community.

      Johnny - 2011-03-07 07:59

      ....stormers = 11 year losers/suckers...!! ..........and still counting....!!

      Johnny - 2011-03-07 08:00

      ......and still no silverware after 11 years...!! .......He he he he he ....!!!

      watalife - 2011-03-07 08:05

      Its official that Papa Smurf was the old chap who was picking his nose on the big screen. Chokers is the word for the Bulletjies, they ran onto the field like headless chickens thinking they could just rock up and win. 18 consecutive wins is now over and the stats read 0-0.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-07 08:08

      @Johnny - Johnny = 11 years of forced celibacy(he can't find a chick) loser/sucker...!!.......and still counting....!!

      jandupreeaz1000 - 2011-03-08 10:23

      Ja ja sifkat, the bulls lost but at least they scored some good tries. But your precious stormertjies played so k@k on Saturday that match should not even get S15 status. By the way people, did you see all that okes without the shirts on the newlands stand, that is the official skalk burger “gay support club”, and ol’ sifkat was prominent between them

  • Jean - 2011-03-07 08:23

    Waar is Pappa Smurf??? Baie lanklaas van hom gehoor, sal sy insette wou hoor!

      Pappa Smurf - 2011-03-07 08:32

      Bulls suck !!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha

      Louw - 2011-03-07 08:34

      Stem saam kom nou pappa smurf kruip uit jou gat uit. Wat praat jy van insette ou pappa smurf weet nie eers wat is uitsette nie .!!!!!!!

      Jean - 2011-03-07 09:07

      Jyt my dag gemaak Pappa Smurf!hahaha! Cheers!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-07 09:43

      NO PAPPA NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...... - my eyes must be deceiving me....hehehehehe, classic.

  • jean.rossouwsa - 2011-03-07 08:42

    Lions who? Jik is see you have a lot of time to come up with some Bulls stats. What about the Lions stats. You know what, go drown yourself in the Jukskei because that will be the closest thing you will get to a cup. Seems that the mention of the word Bulls or Super 14 makes you want to go to mommy and cry.

      Jik - 2011-03-07 09:41

      Dude your funny, really, you make it better and better.. there is always one of you that really puts there hand up, and you didn't fail.. Our post is up there though dude, look at the bottom of the paragraph, daai stuk wat die ander ouens skryf ne, then click reply.. Hope your day, actually your week get better I crack myself up...

  • rugby_guru - 2011-03-07 11:31

    Clearly you have no idea what you talking about, then again dawie what can we expect from someone who has no rank on superbru, and knows nothing about rugby. Fact is unless your coach gets sacked you never going g to get any better. The brumbies coach far excels the experience and everything else when compared to your coach, yet he stepped down knowing he is useless and can no longer do anything for the team. Sorry fool but the sharks are the dominant force of rugby

      Dave-the-bul - 2011-03-07 13:35

      ja look that really shows! wait, lets open history in super rugby? look nothing about the sharks winning it! all i see is the sharks ending 9th and 6th in 2010 2009 and 2008 3rd! never 1st NEVER!! ONLY THE BULLS!! 3 times IN 4 YEAR!! Shame! again start opening your dumb mouth when you finally win something in super rugby not talk about it like it already happened u dumb PRICK!

      Jik - 2011-03-07 19:35

      lol.. this guy.. cant even spel his own nic... its actually embarassing that he cant recall anyting worth mentioning about his team other than 3 instances in 18 years and he just cant realise his failing argument, is well, failing.. Dave, ons almal kry regtig jammer, kan nie maklik wees om skool te geloop het onder n boom nie, byt vas tjomma, en asb moet net nie teel nie...

      mike - 2011-03-07 21:10

      @Jik - you the one we laughing at man. You can't even be consistant in your point of view. I guess for you 0 from 18 is a better stat, then 3 from 18 or 3 from 4. The problem with your comment is you keep harping on how the Bulls are losers etc yet they have been the best SA side by a country mile so who exactly do you support man, Sharks, Lions please tell because I need to read there stats to see what a winning side can accomplish so I know when as a Bulls supporters I can say my team has made us proud by the mighty Jik standards. The bulls don't have to sit around a camp fire crying about how next year we will be the best and the rest suck. We have the cups to prove we've been succesful, its a fact that's in the books mate. So please let us know how to judge a sides true quality if not by the trophies they've won! Everytime you make a comment on this site you actually degrade your team because they can't measure up to the Bulls so then how do you justify your ranting and raving.

      Jik - 2011-03-08 08:01

      Lol.. Mike – You clearly suffered another severe brain fart… “You can't even be consistant (consistent) in your point of view.” My whole point here is about consistency you faakin plank.. lol.. or your teams lack of… Although I shouldn’t have after your opening line, I did read the rest of your tear jerking drivel… Only other “writing” worth commenting on is that I’m a Shark supporter, I hope this elucidates the matter sufficiently for you gogga..(Again with the captain obvious, sheesh..) Good luck buddy, don’t forget to breathe, not sure you brain can handle it on its own…

      rugby_guru - 2011-03-08 08:08

      @Jik HAHAHAHHAAHHA, dude you crack me up... Don't worry about Dave-the-'bul', he is a hypocrite that doesn't know the first thing about rugby. Excuse him, he is still gagging as we speak.. I personally know he knows nothing about rugby... And I am noted as the greatest sports better of all time, and he can vouch for that, as much as it will destroy him to say it, he knows its true... Dave you make me sick...

      jandupreeaz1000 - 2011-03-08 10:26

      jik and guru = you must be the only children because I cannot believe the same guys ghoened your mommies twice

      mike - 2011-03-08 10:57

      @Jik - ah man I guess I am the idiot for thinking you could actually make sense. What exactly is your point about the Bulls and how do you justify that they so useless. I mean your Sharkies have been crap compared to the Bulls over the past ooh.. actually all time there sorry man. I actually like the Sharks team, I believe had your side been better coached over the last 10 years you would of won allot more silverware because you unlike the stormers actually have some quality players. Unfortunately your take on the Bulls has me thinking there is some deep seated anger there man and its not healthy or productive to live with it so in a way I'm glad you found a place to express yourself. Just wish you actually made a point at some stage instead of basically just doing what Pappa smurf and Balsak do. Why not just shorten our comments to "Bulls suck" and save us some time. Ps - I am actually English, sorry to break your stereotype

  • Justinpassin - 2011-03-07 15:45

    The Bulls were pathetic on Saturday!. They were pacing themselves so they could last the 80 minutes. The hype before the season started was how fit the Bulls were. Nonsense. The Bulls were tired from the start of the game!. Victor Matfield should be pensioned off, he continually rests in the backline trying to gain breath back, with his second half performances sapped by his lack of fitness. Olivier is so predictable in his moves - when he manages to catch the ball, and then the only way it leaves his hands is via a knock on, he never ever passes, not even with a three man overlap. What a twit!. Fourie du Preez should focus on the ball, not on appealing to the referee and letting the oppostion steal the ball away. It is the first time I have heard a eight year old saying to his father ' I have had enough of this nonsense, let's go' and leave the stadium ten minutes before the final whistle.

  • lafras59 - 2011-03-13 15:46

    @Jik So how many Super titles has your pathetic team won? Who do you support,little man?Your mouth is way too big behind your laptop.The Bulls and the Crusaders have all the records in Super rugby and your team has none.How do you sleep at night knowing that the Bulls is the most successful team in the last 4 years and the most successful South African team ever? Wait until your team win something meaningful before you open your big smelly mouth again on this website.Wanker

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