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Die baljagter-flank Deon Stegmann lei Saterdag die Vodacom Bulls in hul voorseisoense wedstryd teen die MTN Lions in die Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

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Die wedstyd is deel van die Gauteng Sports Challenge wat deur die Gauteng provinsiale regering aangebied word.

Stegmann, wat verlede jaar min speelkans gehad het weens ‘n klomp beserings, lei ‘n span op die veld met ‘n mengsel van jeug en ervaring, terwyl ‘n paar nuwe gesigte ook hul debuut sal maak.

Die kantman is een van vier Springbokke in die span, terwyl die Junior Springbokke van 2012 ook goed verteenwoordig word met Travis Ismaiel, Jan Serfontein en Paul Willemse in die beginspan en Wiaan Liebenberg en Handrè Pollard op die bank. Die Lions-leenspeler, Lionel Mapoe, sal buitesenter teen sy ou spanmaats speel.

“Dit is opwindende tye wat voorlê,” het die Vodacom Bulls afrigter, Frans Ludeke erken.

“Ons staan aan die begin van ‘n nuwe seisoen, een waarvoor ons groot planne en ambisie het. Die span het hard gewerk om vanjaar suksesvol te wees en hierdie sal die eerste tree wees op ons pad na sukses. Die Lions het reeds wedstryde teen Rusland en die Cheetahs gespeel en sal die voordeel van daardie momentum hê, so ‘n goeie begin sal belangrik vir ons wees.”

Volgens Stegman, wat in 2010 in die Vodacom Bulls se eindstryd teen die Stormers in Orlando gespeel het, voel dit goed om weer terug te keer na daardie stadion.

“Ons het beslis goeie herinnering van ons vorige besoek daar. Die atmosfeer was ongelooflik en ek hoop ons kan weer ‘n goeie vertoning aan ons ondersteuners bied. Die Lions het baie om te bewys, so ons besef dit gaan ‘n baie harde wedstryd wees. Ons wil egter ook graag ons seisoen op ‘n goeie noot afskop, so is gretig om ons bes te gaan lewer.”

 

Die span is:

15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Tiaan Schoeman, 9 Jano Vermaak (Onderkaptein), 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jean Cook, 6 Deon Stegmann (Kaptein), 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Juan Schoeman.

Plaasvervangers: 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.

31 Responses to Super Rugby: Bulle kies jong ‘B’ span vir Leeus in Orlando

  • 1

    Very young and inexperienced side in Super Rugby terms.

    Players who should feature regularly in the 23-man squads during Super Rugby are: Lionel Mapoe, possibly Jan Serfontein, Louis Fouché on the bench, Jano Vermaak on the bench, Arno Botha, Deon Stegmann, Frik Kirsten on the bench, Willie Wepener on the bench.

    Same situation as the Cheetahs of the past weekend really… and still no excuse to lose badly against the Lions.

    Lots of untested combinations and players at the fringe of possibly eventually breaking through, so beware Bulls, I still want and expect a win!

  • 2

    Wat de hel, kom ons maak die berig Afrikaans!

  • 3

    Lol, still a lot of talented players there. Jurgens Visser is dating one of my clients’ youngest daughter. Jean Cook is a good player, it was a pity he left the Cheetahs. Arno Botha and Wiaan Liebenberg also very good prospects for the future.

    I hope Willemse learns a lot from Vic.

    Imagine a Bok scrum of
    Coenie/Beast, Bismarck, Jannie/Coenie
    Etzebeth, Willemse
    Brüssow, Schalk, Vermeulen

    then have Pieter Steph du Toit, Coetzee or Botha coming on as repacements!

  • 4

    It almost reminds me of the Strydom/Wiese era

  • 5

    Kyk hier, lekker snaaks!

    Leeus en die skaduplek

  • 6

    gbs @ 5
    lol

  • 7

    4 @ Cheetah4eva:
    What reminds you of the Wiese / Strydom era?

    Fark, where do you pull that analogy from?

    None of the surnames are Wiese or Strydom, none of the players are dom or vies for that matter, none are as ugly as Kobus Wiese or own a Pharmacy like Hannes Strydom…. hehehe

  • 8

    A Bulls’ thread, at last!!!!

    Nou kan ek ook saampraat! Delighted

    Oh, and before I forget, happy 2013 all RTs!!!!!

    GO BULLS!!!!!!

  • 9

    Hallo GBS en mede bloggers,

    ‘n Paar opwindende jong spelers soos Serfontein, Willemse, Arno (verwag baie groot dinge nog van hom), Ulrich Beyers (veral op heelagter).

    Die een seeroog in die span is Louis Fouche. Hoop Pollard kry meer kans as Lionel Cronje om homself te bewys, want die vet weet iemand by die bulle het ‘n ding vir Fouche.

  • 10

    Bloody hell the Bools supporters are coming out from the shadows. I suggest we all gooi a Wellington & coke to welcome them back. Except for Pietman, he will receive 40 lashes if he has a dop.

  • 11

    loosehead @ 10
    maybe we should force ou Pieta took take a dop then? Caveman

  • 12

    #10
    and on the topic of the standard blue bull supporter dop …. its called Brannas and CHOKE nowadays!! Cheers

  • 13

    loosehead @ 10
    “Bloody hell the Bools supporters are coming out from the shadows”
    ..
    kakkerlakke kry oek soe nou en dan son! Tounge-Out

  • 14

    cant wait for the start of the superrugby season …. first up, bulls vs stormers! lekkerrrrrrrrr!!

  • 15

    GBS
    can you please take off #13?
    doesnt sound so nice anymore!! Sad
    thanks!

  • 16

    12 @ Ashley:
    Skerper as ‘n minora

  • 17

    Pity that the Lions won’t be facing a stronger Bulls side. I would like to see how the this young Lions side stacks up against a nearly full strength SR side.

  • 18

    15 @ Ashley:
    Ek haal niks af nie, jou ou krompeester!

    9 @ Shosoloza:
    Goed om jou ook weer te gewaar, dis goed dat jy nou hier registreer het!

    8 @ Pietman:
    Jy’s heeeeeltemal te skaars… Loskoppie en vrinne ruk hande uit, ons sal hulle moet roskam!

  • 19

    17 @ Lion4ever:
    Lions should win to rights on Saturday, already 2 full games behind them and fully into their own season.

    That said, with the amount of players the Lions have lost there would not have been a chance for them against a full-strenght Bulls side.

    I still want the Bulls youngsters to do well and for a lot to stick up their hands for a run-on spot in Super Rugby.

    Like Shosoloza I think Louis Fouché is very limited and this specific Bulls side has not played together at all, but there are a few guys with heaps of potential.

  • 20

    Aan die wat nog steeds slaap:

    Louis Fouche is vervang met Tiaan Schoeman, volgens die Bulle se webblad.

  • 21

    No Side Show Bob That is a improvement

  • 23

    Weet een van julle of Superstront die oefen wedstryde wedstryde gaan uitsaai?

  • 24

    @ xkreniwp:
    14:45 – 17:00 SS1 live Gauteng Rugby Cup MTN Golden Lions v Vodacom Blue Bulls
    17:00 – 19:15 SS1 live Free State Reconciliation Challenge Toyota Free State Cheetahs v Dhl Stormers

  • 25

    Bulle/Lions —15h00
    Stormers/Cheeters—17h00

    Daar is bekers op die spel, seker die rede vir die uitsaai.

  • 26

    15:00 – 17:30 SHD4 LIVE Six Nations: Week 1 – Wales v Ireland
    17:30 – 20:00 SS6 LIVE Six Nations: Week 1 – England v Scotland

    SUNDAY
    16:30 – 19:30 SS1 Six Nations: Week 1 – Italy v France

  • 27

    Hope these guys have a good game and give the coaches lots of tough choices to make when choosing the team with good depth, that loose trio looks really strong and so their is lots of competition for places there. Just odd that even in this experimentall team there is no place for Rudy Paige surely he is not ahead of Vermaak in the pecking order but must be close to Snyman, maybe the coaches wanted to keep some experience at scrumhalf to guide the young flyhalfs.

  • 28

    Dankie superBul en dWeePer,

    Ek is nogal uit gehonger vir Rugby! Ek kyk nie juis die noordelike halfrond se rugby nie. Het nou die dag op ESPN die 2009 en 2010 Super Rugby finale gekyk, man daai was nou vir jou ‘n span! Hoop maar ou Frans is op die regte pad, en as ek kyk na die spelers wat ons huidiglik het, lyk dit goed so ver.

    Approve

  • 29

    @ grootblousmile:

    The Lions have some very exciting prospects, unbelievable gees and a point to prove. It will do us no favours to continually face experimental sides. However, at this point in the season, that’s what all the coaches are doing. Giving all their players a chance to put up their hands for starting spots when the season starts. Hope for the Bulls supporters sakes that Ludeke will play a more expansive game this season. I am looking forward to Saturday’s game. Looks like Ludeke picked a team full of running, so maybe he is changing tactics.

  • 30

    Lions side for Saturday:

    15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert , 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Francois du Toit, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg(c).

    Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 JJ Breet, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Lionel Cronje, 22 Ruhan Nel

  • 31

    30 @ Scrumdown:
    Hollenbach subject to a fitness test.


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