Stegmann to lead Vodacom Blue Bulls

Stegmann to lead Vodacom Blue Bulls

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Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke on Wednesday confirmed Deon Stegmann's captaincy for his team's upcoming Absa Currie Cup campaign and named a strong 26 man squad for Friday's warm-up match against Steval Pumas in Nelspruit.
The 28-year old Stegmann will lead the team in the clash that will start at 17h00 at the Mbombela Stadium.
"It was an easy decision to call on 'Steggies' to lead the team this year," Ludeke said.


"He is not only one of the most experienced players in the squad, but also one that leads by example on and off the field. We have a lot of younger players coming through from our structures and it is important to have a senior player who understands the Blue Bulls ethos and work ethic, to guide and mould them into that culture. “
Stegmann made his Blue Bulls debut in 2007 and has played in 54 provincial matches.
“We are very fortunate to have Steggies around to do just that," admits Ludeke.


“He has won test caps with the Springboks, the Vodacom Super Rugby title with the Vodacom Bulls and the Absa Currie Cup with the Vodacom Blue Bulls, so is living proof of the successes at the province. As a natural leader, the squad respects him and will follow him into battle," Ludeke said.


"We are determined to be the championship side this year and Steggies shares that drive and belief. He wants to win the Currie Cup again and there is no doubt in my mind that he will get the whole squad to share that mission and to work together to achieve it."


Ludeke named a 26-man squad to travel to Nelspruit for a final warm-up match. Twenty two of the players saw action in the recent Vodacom Super Rugby competition.


The Vodacom Blue Bulls open their 2014 campaign against the Xerox Golden Lions at Ellis Park on August 9th.


The squad to play against the Steval Pumas on Friday is: Jurgen Visser, Akona Ndungane, William Small-Smith, Burger Odendaal, Sampie Mastriet, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Piet van Zyl, Jacques Engelbrecht, Jono Ross, Deon Stegmann (c), Grant Hattingh, Paul Willemse, Werner Kruger, Bandise Maku, Dean Greyling. Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Morné Mellett, Hencus van Wyk, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Wiaan Liebenberg, Nardus van der Walt, Rudy Paige, Tony Jantjies, JJ Engelbrecht, Ulrich Beyers, Jesse Kriel.

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Jul 30, 2014

(11) Stegmann to lead Vodacom Blue Bulls

  1. gravatar Blouland says:
    Dit lyk goed.

    Goeie punte is dat Steggies kaptein is en WSS uiteindelik op buitesenter.

    Probleme is nog Visser op heelagter en Ross op flank.


    Hopelik word JJE 'n kans gegee op vleuel.

    My span uit bogenoemde spelers

    Kriel JJE WSS Swanepoel Mastriet JLP Piet
    Mellet Bongi Marcel Paul Hattingh Steggies Wian Vleis
  2. gravatar bloukaap says:
    Lekker squad!

    Goed om Nardus en Wiaan daae te sien.

    Ek hooo regtig WSS maak sy groot deurbraak. Ietwat verras om nie vir Ulengo daar te sien nie. Sterkte manne.
  3. gravatar Blou Sakkie says:
    Dit is nogal n aangename verassing om te sien dat Ross nie kaptein is nie. Nou moet hy net uit die beginspan uitskuif en later van die bank af. Ek is bly Steggies is weer reg. Hoop hy bly beseringvry. As hy die hele seisoen kan deur gaan sonder beserings sal hy mooi op dreef wees vir volgende jaar se SR.
  4. gravatar Franscois says:
    Dit lyk na i baie sterk span ek sou net daarvan hou om vir jj op wing te sien in die plek van mastriet wat volgens my nie i baie goeie verdediger is nie en ook vir die cheethas gan speel so hoekom hom nou gebruik as hy kla weg is!! Sou ook daarvan hou om mellet te sien in die plek van greyling en so ook kriel in die plek van visser. Dan hoop ek hulle gee paige nie speel kans nie want ek persoonlik dink hy is die swakste scrummy in SA hy beteken niks vir die bulle nie.
  5. gravatar Johannes says:
    Ek hoor die span is nie heeltemal soos hierbo - en ook nie soos die persverklaring en op MNet verkondig nie.
    Blykbaar is JJ op 13 en WSS op die bench.
    Dit was seker n DRUK foutjie.......
  6. gravatar Bullebakkies says:
    Wat het Ludeke teen WSS? Is hy te talentvol?

    As jy kyk na Ross, Hattingh, Beyers is dit duidelik dat Ludeke gemiddelde spelers met gemiddelde vermoë verkies!

  7. gravatar Loftus says:
    Stem saam, dis n skande dat spelers soos Beyers en Ross al meer Super 15 caps het as WSS. Ek is so frustreerd met ons afrigters dat ek al my hare uit my kop uit wil trek...ons gaan hom verloor...
  8. gravatar Paarlbul says:
    Johannes, ek weet nie of ek jou moet (wil) glo nie. Hoop van harte dit is nie so nie, sou graag wou sien dat WSS en Dries Swanepoel deurkom. JJ het nou oor en oor bewys hy maak dit nie op senter nie, Heynecke Meyer besef en wys dit ook nou.
  9. gravatar Chris says:
    Ook maar net op ons gatte deur geskuur teen die Pumas, laaaaaang CB seisoen voor.
  10. gravatar Berns says:
    Chris. Ondersteun eerder die Pumas asseblief!
  11. gravatar Johannes says:
    Paarlbul - ek was reg. JJ het begin en WSS het hom vervang op 55 minute. Ek was ongelukkig nie daar nie - sal terugvoering kry van mense wat wel daar was.
    Ek wag om te sien wat maak FL met die span teen die Leeus.
    Ek sien ook alle gekontrakteerde Springbokke mag nie CB speel nie. JJ is gekontrakteer - maar ek het n vermoede HM wil hom nie he nie - sal maar sien wat die volgende paar maande inhou.

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