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Jan SerfonteinHandré PollardJacques du PlessisPaul WillemseThe Vodacom Blue Bulls exit out of the Absa Currie Cup competition has come as a welcome bonus for the under-21 side, who face their own semifinal this weekend.

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Junior coach Nollis Marais has the luxury of using the services of lock Paul Willemse, flank Jacques du Plessis, flyhalf Handre Pollard and midfielder Jan Serfontein for the playoff game.

The four are still under 21 – and in Pollard and Du Plessis’ case – still under-19 – and therefore qualify to play for the Blue Bulls under-21, who grabbed the home semifinal by beating the Cheetahs under-21 29-27 in their match in Bloemfontein on the weekend.

The bonus will strengthen the Bulls squad but there is a debate whether the likes of Serfontein – who three weeks ago faced the All Blacks in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship – should be playing rugby at all and not resting for the Springboks’ end of year tour.

The move also means the under-19 team, which topped the national log, is set to get players back who were elevated to under-21 status in the quartet’s absence.

The Blue Bulls under-21 team face the Sharks under-21 side in their semifinal on Saturday at 3pm. The under-19 team face the Leopards’ under-19 side at 1pm. Both games are at Loftus and entrance is free.

8 Responses to Currie Cup U/21: Serfontein, Pollard, Du Plessis & Willemse back to Blue Bulls U/21

  • 1

    This will at least strenghten the Blue Bulls U’21′s considerably…

    Blue Bulls U/19′s have been sublime, the Blue Bulls U/21′s good but a bit depleted with these guys doing duty for the senior side.

    Hope the 2 Junior Blue Bulls sides now romp to their respective trophies… really hope so, then it would mean that the Currie Cup senior side was the only glitch in an otherwise good season for the Union.

  • 2

    Waarom bly die bulle medu plessis karring op flank hy is te lank en te stadig speel die ou op slot waar
    hy hoort

  • 3

    @ smallies:
    Hyt my nog niks gewys dat hy eers in die span behoort nie.

  • 4

    2 @ smallies:
    3 @ MacroBull:
    Jong, die man is nog jonk… 20… so oud soos my seun, en Du Plessis was moer goed vir die Bokke Onder 20′s.

    Pine-hulle het seker gedink hy gaan vinnger deurkom en vinnig hard wees, maar selfs ‘n ou soos Paul Willemse wat amper so jonk is, moet nog in sy baard in groei.

    Gee die jong manne so bietjie rope, hulle sal wys wat in hulle steek, en mynsinsiens is dit heelwat beter dat hulle dit doen in die Onder 21′s voor ons hulle in die seniors te gou afskryf.

  • 5

    @ grootblousmile:
    Ek skiet die laat geensins af nie, ek dink eerlik waar dat hy n puik slot sal weed, die afrigters moet hom groot maak daar.

  • 6

    Hi all.

    Have a kick ass Rugby weekend.

    I’m off to Deben for a golf tour until Sunday night, so won’t be able to check in at all this weekend.

    K@k weather is forecast for the whole weekend maarnouja, a kak day on the golf course is ALWAYS better thsan a good day at work.

    To our WP and Sharks supporters, beware the wrath of the kitty cats.

    Catch you all on the flip side.

  • 7

    Hello all, the U19 Blue Bulls team to face Leopards on Saturday in their semifinal at Loftus:
    Jesse Kriel (c), Duncan Matthews, Daniel Kriel, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Keagon Gordon, Kobus Marais, JP Smith, Chris Massyn, Jean Droste, Heinrich Viljoen, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Justin Basson, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Corne Els, Pierre Schoeman. Replacements: Arno van Wyk, Wilco Louw, Ngwako Ralepelle, Carel Swart, Cameron Anthony, Leighton van Wyk, Ganfried May, Piet-Louw Strauss.

  • 8

    Blue Bulls U21 team to face Sharks on Saturday at Loftus : Jacques Rossouw, Kefentse Mahlo, William Small-Smith, Jan Serfontein, Travis Ismaiel, Handrè Pollard, Rudi van Rooyen, Clyde Davids, Jacques du Plessis, Wiaan Liebenberg, Irne Herbst, Paul Willemse, Hencus van Wyk, Jaco Visagie, Justin Forwood. Replacements: Ruan Steenkamp, Du Toit Genis, Dennis Visser, Nardus van der Walt, Carlo Engelbrecht, Tony Jantjies, Dries Swanepoel.

    Game kicks off at 3pm


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