Steyn gets first start, Greyling ruled out
20 April 2012

Vodacom Bulls prop Dawie Steyn will earn a first Super Rugby start on Saturday when his new side face the Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld.

The loose head prop will replace Dean Greyling who did not recover from a bruised shoulder.

Steyn has been in excellent form in the Vodacom Cup and coach Frans Ludeke is keen to see how the former Affies pupil will handle the Australians.

“Dawie has been part of the squad since pre-season and has developed the way we hoped and expected. He will be very keen for this opportunity and I am sure he will do very well.”

The Brumbies made two changes to their side that beat the Rebels last week, with Wallabies loose head, Ben Alexander, returning to the fray.

Ludeke earlier said they will be looking for a better start than recent weeks.

The Vodacom Bulls could go top of the South African conference if they beat the Brumbies with a bonus point.

THE TEAMS ARE:

Vodacom Bulls: Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson, Morné Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Pierre Spies (c), Jacques Potgieter, CJ Stander, Juandré Kruger, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Werner Kruger, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dawie Steyn.
Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Frik Kirsten, Gerrit-Jan van Velze, Arno Botha, Jano Vermaak, Louis Fouché, Johann Sadie.

Brumbies: Jesse Mogg, Henry Speight, Andrew Smith, Pat McCabe, Joe Tomane, Christian Lealiifano, Nic White, Fotu Auelua, Michael Hooper, Ben Mowen (c), Sam Carter, Scott Fardy, Dan Palmer, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander.
Replacements: Anthony Hegarty, Ruaidhri Murphy, Peter Kimlin, Ita Vaea, Ian Prior, Robbie Coleman, Tevita Kuridrani.

Referee: Marius Jonker

Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Stefan Breytenbach.

TMO: Johann Meuwesen

Kick-off: 19h10

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I desisted from commenting on the blog for seven weeks but to-night's infantile performance, (that's right it was a circus performance with Spies the chief clown), have the H M appointees already joined SARU that this team can deal us such an inept display of the so-called game of rugby football. I fully expect, and anticipate, a serious tongue lashing, as previously meted out, from the BBM but it appears I am not the only season ticket holder disgusted with the game played at Loftus this evening. Quite frankly the team must pull its digit out of its combined anal tubes, and must, in English get A I G en in Afrikaans G I R: from the foregoing it must be accepted that I am disappointed, disgusted and disillusioned by the team, and its management, with what was dished up tonight. Twenty six thousand ardent supporters were taken for a ride.
Posted by Thurlow on 21 April 2012 22:32
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2 weke MOOI dink. Toer , ons moet 2 wen. Tahs, Chiefs en Landers gaan TAAI wees! Rebels kan dalk 5 punte op lewer!
Posted by FRANNABUL on 21 April 2012 21:46
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2 weke MOOI dink. Toer , ons moet 2 wen. Tahs, Chiefs en Landers gaan TAAI wees! Rebels kan dalk 5 punte op lewer!
Posted by FRANNABUL on 21 April 2012 21:46
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1. Man of Match vir Bulls - Marius Jonker - skokkend!!!!!!!!!
2. Verdediging........ek het nie publiseerbare woorde nie. Tweede drie van Brumbies was briljant.
3. Kirchner, Ndungane, Basson was kookwater.
4. Olivier en Engelbrecht stil, jammer maar stuur NOU vir Sadie Vodacom toe en betrek Venter.
5. Steyn se skopwerk bevredigend en het die wedstryd gewen, verdediging aan einde swak.
6. Hougaard - was lekker besig
7. Dawie Steyn bevredigende dubuut. Nie dieselfde work rate as Greyling nie. So goed as wat Kirsten verlede week was, so swak was hy vanaand.Werner het weer sy kant gebring.
8. Ralepelle - gee vir hom die kapteinskap. Sy ingooie agter raak 'n probleem, weer tot drie teen Bulls gelei.
9. Kruger doen goeie werk. AS Matfield terug kom sal dit goeie back up wees. Steenkamp bevredigend.
10. Potgieter verdien MOM , positiewe ingesteldheid op verdediging het jammerlik nie sy maats aangevuur nie.
11. Stander - hier kom 'n grootte!!!
12. Spies - ek het hom tot vandag verdedig, maar kan nie meer nie. Swak, swak, swak. Vervang hom nou met Stegmann en gee kapteinskap vir Ralepelle of Kruger.
13. Die Bulls moet ophou glo dat die lugdruk hulle help - dis bullsh.. en dit lyk of die spanne wag vir daai 15 min
14. Ja, wen is beter as verloor maar 5 drieë vs 2 is nie aan nie.
15. Elke jaar sukkel die Bulls met die een voet op die vliegtuig.
Posted by James Bond on 21 April 2012 21:40
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Grootste BITTERPIL , Joke White se smile na die game.....
Posted by FRANNABUL on 21 April 2012 21:34
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Ou tyd - 30 vs 13 eindig 65 vs 13. Ons kort 'n kaptein! CJ, Juandre, Chili, steek julle hande op!
Posted by FRANNABUL on 21 April 2012 21:33
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Loftus123, Morne het vir my goed gespeel. Spies sal nie eers Affies se onder 16 span maak na vandag nie....
Posted by FRANNABUL on 21 April 2012 21:31
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What a shame ref. You robbed the Brumbies. They scored 5 tries against our "1" The one was a ref fuck-up as a blind man could see the knock on. Pierre jy is super Kak. Kan nie tackle, kan nie oor die voordeel lyn kom nie en kan nie eers n bal vang nie. Ek predict ons gaan 1 uit 4 wen oorsee. Se maar ek is negatief ek gee regtig nie om nie, Die fact is we did not deserve to win this game. Home game decision by a referee. Brumbies score 21 points in the last 20 minutes. Just another prove that referees will decide who win a game
Posted by Bull perd on 21 April 2012 21:31
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Just a troop of "yeknoms". 'n Gulde geleentheid weggegooi en 'n totale gemors. Die kapteiin se spel glad nie wat wonders nie, bang om 'n opponent te lak en grond toe te vat. afgesien daarvan kan nie eers die bal raak vat nie.Hoe kan ons toelaat dat die opponente vyf driee aanteken,dit is reg een, twee, drie, vier, vyf teen ons miserable twee, uiters powere verdediging. Once again initial catch up" rugby. Thank heavens Morne was on song, Hougaard is 'n yster.Die toer gaan 'n groot mislukking wees as vanaand se wedstryd 'n aandyding is. As ons gelukkig is gaan ons terug kom met net twee punte. Waarom hou ons op rugby speel as daar net tien minute speeltyd oor is, is ons te gerus oor die eind telling?????????
Posted by Thurlow on 21 April 2012 21:30
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Ek het vir Pierre lank verdedig, vir my was hy tot nou toe nie op vorm nie maar hy het goed genoeg gedoen en die span mooi bymekaar gehou!

Vandag was hy absoluut swak, geen verdiging, geen commitment. Ons moet BITTER vinnig vir of Jundre of Chili of Hougie kaptein maak, Los trio van CJ, JP en Arno met CJ op 8 sal die ander spanne DOOD maak!

Pierre moet maar 'n preekstoel kry......
Posted by FRANNABUL on 21 April 2012 21:29
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Een woord , Pateties..... Ek kyk gister na die Stormers se wedstryd en ek dink - hierdie lyk na n span wat vir mekaar speel en wat honger is.En toe kyk ek na die Bulls/Brumbies wedstryd en dit was maklik die swakste vertoning hierdie jaar van die Bulle.Morne Steyn kort n skop onder sy gat,Spies was NIKS werd nie,Ludeke-wat de hel gaan aan? Hoekom was dit net die ondersteuners wat geweet het ons kort n bonuspunt om die voortou te neem in die SA konferensie? Die res v.d. afrigtingspan het nooit eers gedink daaraan dat n bonuspunt is NB nie? Wel,Frans,ons het nou al weer 1 bonuspunt verloor want jy en jy sogenaamde afrigtingspan het weereens die verkeerde taktiek gebruik toe julle 2 driee gekort het met 40 min.oorNet vir in geval julle briljante afrigtingspan dit nie gesien het nie: Die Stormers is amper klaar met hulle toer en hulle is nog steeds voor ons.Frans,kan jy wiskunde doen? Wel,ek kan,en ons het vandag n kans gehad,maar jy en die afrigtingspan en die spelers het dit weereens verbrou.Pateties
Posted by Loftus123 on 21 April 2012 21:24
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Dawie BAIE goeie skrum debuut gemaak!
Posted by FRANNABUL on 21 April 2012 21:23
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Dankie vir die wen MAAR
Posted by FRANNABUL on 21 April 2012 21:23
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Geluk Bulle maar ons het gespeel asof ons nie wou driee druk nie, Morne was wel op sy kop maar ons kon n ten minste twee keer kantlyn toe gegaan instede van pale.
Posted by Kaap'se bul on 21 April 2012 21:04
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Die bank het nie hulle kant gebring vandag nie. Ons onderskat WO se verdediging, jammer maar Sadie se verdediging is swak. Hy het twee driee afgestaan agv swak verdediging. Ook J Potgieter se verdediging was puik en jy kon die verskil sien toe hy af is. Goeie tyd om die lywe te rus. JPotties verdien mOfm
Posted by Kaap'se bul on 21 April 2012 21:03
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Bulle 30 - 18 Brumbies
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 18:49
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Bulle 36 - Brumbies 22 - Anti Province
Bulle 29 - Brumbies 19 - Bloubul 10
Bulle 33 - Brumbies 13 - Bloubulbilling
Bulle 48 - Brumbies 12 - Maxwax
Bulle 35 - Brombies 14 - FrickeyB
Bulle 38 - Brumbies 15 - Nog Altyd Blou Bul
Bulle 32 - Brumbies 21 - Blou Spike
Bulle 35 - Brumbies 27 - CC
Bulle 51 - Brumbies 17 - Lekkerblou
Bulle 35 - Brumbies 21 - Blyblou
Bulle 27 - Brumbies 19 - Kaboesie
Bulle 30 - Brumbies 15 - BlueBullDrug
Bulle 36 - Brumbies 24 - Zet
Bulle 28 - Brumbies 14 - Bloumens
Bulle 38 - Brumbies 20 - DIE BLOU BAAS
Bulle 25 - Brumbies 20 - 123Hannes321
Bulle 34 - Brumbies 27 - CR
Bulle 37 - Brumbies 20 - Bullsrbest
Bulle 44 - Brumbies 19 - cybercape
Bulle 37 - Brumbies 23 - Loftus123
Bulle 36 - Brumbies 19 - Bl@de Runner
Bulle 27 - Brumbies 16 - Ivorblu
Bulle 35 - Brumbies 17 - BlousteBlou
Bulle 42 - Brumbies 26 - Frik
BULLE 34 - Brumbies 23 - Las
Posted by Las on 21 April 2012 16:50
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Bulle 36 - Brumbies 22 - Anti Province
Bulle 29 - Brumbies 19 - Bloubul 10
Bulle 33 - Brumbies 13 - Bloubulbilling
Bulle 48 - Brumbies 12 - Maxwax
Bulle 35 - Brombies 14 - FrickeyB
Bulle 38 - Brumbies 15 - Nog Altyd Blou Bul
Bulle 32 - Brumbies 21 - Blou Spike
Bulle 35 - Brumbies 27 - CC
Bulle 51 - Brumbies 17 - Lekkerblou
Bulle 35 - Brumbies 21 - Blyblou
Bulle 27 - Brumbies 19 - Kaboesie
Bulle 30 - Brumbies 15 - BlueBullDrug
Bulle 36 - Brumbies 24 - Zet
Bulle 28 - Brumbies 14 - Bloumens
Bulle 38 - Brumbies 20 - DIE BLOU BAAS
Bulle 25 - Brumbies 20 - 123Hannes321
Bulle 34 - Brumbies 27 - CR
Bulle 37 - Brumbies 20 - Bullsrbest
Bulle 44 - Brumbies 19 - cybercape
Bulle 37 - Brumbies 23 - Loftus123
Bulle 36 - Brumbies 19 - Bl@de Runner
Bulle 27 - Brumbies 16 - Ivorblu
Bulle 35 - Brumbies 17 - BlousteBlou
Bulle 42 - Brumbies 26 - Frik
Posted by Frik on 21 April 2012 15:01
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Bulle 35 - 17
Posted by BlousteBlou on 21 April 2012 14:57
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Bulls 27 Brumbies 16
Posted by Ivorblu on 21 April 2012 13:56
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Bulle 36 - Brumbies 22 - Anti Province
Bulle 29 - Brumbies 19 - Bloubul 10
Bulle 33 - Brumbies 13 - Bloubulbilling
Bulle 48 - Brumbies 12 - Maxwax
Bulle 35 - Brombies 14 - FrickeyB
Bulle 38 - Brumbies 15 - Nog Altyd Blou Bul
Bulle 32 - Brumbies 21 - Blou Spike
Bulle 35 - Brumbies 27 - CC
Bulle 51 - Brumbies 17 - Lekkerblou
Bulle 35 - Brumbies 21 - Blyblou
Bulle 27 - Brumbies 19 - Kaboesie
Bulle 30 - Brumbies 15 - BlueBullDrug
Bulle 36 - Brumbies 24 - Zet
Bulle 28 - Brumbies 14 - Bloumens
Bulle 38 - Brumbies 20 - DIE BLOU BAAS
Bulle 25 - Brumbies 20 - 123Hannes321
Bulle 34 - Brumbies 27 - CR
Bulle 37 - Brumbies 20 - Bullsrbest
Bulle 44 - Brumbies 19 - cybercape
Bulle 37 - Brumbies 23 - Loftus123
Bulle 36 - Brumbies 19 - Bl@de Runner
Posted by Bl@de Runner on 21 April 2012 12:29
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Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup ...........Lennon 1967
Posted by Ivorblu on 21 April 2012 09:03
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Hey Jimmy i see you familiar with George Harrison great musician im a fan of all except Paul
and a Lennon fanatic ....But this for now is about the lads in Blue GO BULLE
Posted by Ivorblu on 21 April 2012 08:58
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pity about Dean Greyling he has been in great form but Dawie Steyn is a great prop...Go Bulle its time
for a full 80 min
Posted by Ivorblu on 21 April 2012 08:52
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pity about Dean Greyling he has been in great form but Dawie Steyn is a great prop...Go Bulle its time
for a full 80 min
Posted by Ivorblu on 21 April 2012 08:52
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Al wat nou nog oorbly is dat die BULLE die stormpies verby vat soos my oorle oupa met die res gemaak het met sy 4100 Chev as ons gaan visvang het by die Jim Fouche. No contest.

GO BULLE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 01:42
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When I look back upon my life it's always with a sense of shame, I've always been the one to blame. For everything I long to do, no matter when or where or who has one thing in common too… It’s a Sin – Pet Shop Boys
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 01:33
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We're leaving together but still it's farewell and maybe we'll come back, to earth, who can tell? I guess there is no one to blame we're leaving ground, will things ever be the same again? The Final Countdown - Europe

Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 01:27
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I'm just a boy but I will win yeah lost song of lovers fellow travellers yeah leave me sad and hollow out of words. It could happen to you so think for yourself if I should stumble, catch my fall… Catch My Fall – Billy Idol
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 01:15
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Ah, can't you see me standin' here. I got my back against the record machine I ain't the worst that you've seen. Ah, can't you see what I mean? Ah, might as well jump… Jump – Van Halen
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 01:08
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When you sing of the joy only love can bring, heaven knows it's in my heart and my soul. We're caught in a world full of tears so many sad times and fears…. Let's Dance – Chris Rea
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 01:03
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Walked out this morning don't believe what I saw, a hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore. Seems I'm not alone at being alone, a hundred billion castaways looking for a home… Message in a Bottle – The Police
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 00:55
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You want to shut out the night you want to shut down the sun you want to shut away the pieces of a broken heart… Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through – Meatloaf
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 00:47
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Well I've been waiting, waiting here so long but thinking nothing, nothing could go wrong, ooh now I know. She has a built in ability to take everything she sees and now it seems I'm falling, falling for her… Invisible Touch – Genesis
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 00:39
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And this time I know it's real the feeling that I feel. I know if I put my mind to it I know that I really can do it. I got my mind set on you set on you I got my mind set on you set on you… Got My Mind Set on You – George Harrison
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 00:33
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BULLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jimmy on 21 April 2012 00:31
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Baie geluk Dawie. Ek is oortuig daarvan dat jy gaan goed doen.
Posted by Rifrug on 20 April 2012 19:05
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1ste! Soos die Bulle!!!
Posted by Rifrug on 20 April 2012 19:04
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