Pretorius to start against old province
02 May 2012

Outside centre Jerome Pretorius will make a first start for the Blue Bulls in their Vodacom Cup quarter-final clash against the Sharks XV at Mr Price Kings Park in Durban on Saturday afternoon.

The 23 year old Pretorius, who played for Natal at u.13, u.16, u.18, u.19, u.21 and Vodacom Cup level, made great strides since joining UP-Tuks this year and was outstanding in that side’s march towards a first Varsity Cup title.

Based on those performances, Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar, had little hesitation including Pretorius on his bench after the completion of the Varsity Cup and he continued to impress with his contributions in the last couple of weeks.

An injury to regular fullback, Jurgen Visser, gives Pretorius his run-on break, with incumbent Ulrich Beyers moving into the number fifteen jersey.

In another move Gerrit-Jan van Velze will play at number eight in a re-jigged loose trio from the side that smashed the Griffons following an injury to Jean Cook.

Franco Mostert will replace Van Velze at lock.

Wiaan Liebenberg and Tony Jantjies, who has been selected for the South African u.20 side to compete in the IRB Junior World Cup tournament next month, moves onto the bench in place of Mostert and Pretorius.

The Blue Bulls, who finished third in the North Section with four wins, one draw and one defeat, have been superb in Vodacom Cup playoffs, reaching the final every year since 2006.

In the history of the competition, the Vodacom Blue Bulls have won the title three times, finished runners up six times, lost in the semi-finals once and lost in the quarter-finals once.

The team to play the Sharks XV at 14:00 is: Ulrich Beyers, Sampie Mastriet, Jerome Pretorius, Jan Serfontein, Courtnall Skosan, Wesley Dunlop, Ruan Snyman, Gerrit-Jan van Velze ©, Jono Ross, Warwick Tecklenburg, Cornell Hess, Franco Mostert, Rayno Gerber, Robbie Coetzee, Morné Mellett. Replacements: Zane Botha, Basil Short, Daniel Adongo, Wiaan Liebenberg, Lohan Jacobs, Willie du Plessis, Tony Jantjies.

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#14 Beste Netblou, Ek het ook gedink dis 'n klein verandering om die logs te verander! Hulle werk daaraan! Dankie vir jou geduld! Groete
Posted by BB23 on 03 May 2012 07:44
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Spelers word nie om dowe neute vir jare op 'n slag gekontrakteer nie.
Posted by Jimmy on 02 May 2012 23:44
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My ietse sintuig sê vir my hier kom verrassings op die toer, bv dat Chief vir 'n verandering gaan verloor. Maar pasop vir die onwaarskynlike teen die Rebels. Fokus nou op Rebels asof dit weer die Saders is; dan die volgende en so aan en dan wen ons die laaste wedstryd van die toer oorsee.
Doemprofete voor Sadie wat nie speel nie en nooit noord moes kom nie - hy gaan sy beurt kry op die regte tyd. Wees geduldig. Onthou wat met Morne S gebeur het op Bulls en Springbok vlak en ek glo die afrigers werk met hulle koppe
Posted by NETBLOU on 02 May 2012 17:37
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Dis darem lekker om te sien dat die Stormers net soveel drieë gedruk het as wat daar teen ons gedruk is - 16 - maar ons het al 28 in 1 minder wedstryde gedruk Dus is ons spel sekerlik meer aanskoulik. Hulle het altyd 'n bek vol oor ons net kan skop. En die verskil in posisie gaan net oor die feit dat hulle 1 minder verloor het as ons. En ons een verloor was teen die ouens laaste op die log met net 1 wen nl. die Bulls - maak my hart stukkend.
Posted by NETBLOU on 02 May 2012 17:33
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Die website wys steeds dat ons net 2 Bpts het en eerste lê bokant die Stormers. Hoe moeilik kan dit wees?
Posted by NETBLOU on 02 May 2012 17:26
13
Waar's Visser - beseer? En ons gereelde heelagter, Blmmetjies by 7's?
Posted by NETBLOU on 02 May 2012 17:23
12
Laas wat ek van Rossouw de Klerk gelees het was sy besering iets van die verlede.
Posted by Stapper on 02 May 2012 17:13
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Wie is Rudolph Straueli!? LOL!!! Ek sê liewers niks verder nie.
Posted by sakkie6yster on 02 May 2012 15:59
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@Bomsok I know the two junior Bulls scouts xander and werner we always keep in touch.
Posted by Muzi on 02 May 2012 15:58
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Sterkte Vodacom span en Pine! Lekker opwindende spannetjie hierdie! Sien uit na hierdie rugby!
Posted by sakkie6yster on 02 May 2012 15:58
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Noudat ek daaraan dink, Is Rossouw nie saam met die Bulle in Australie nie?
Posted by sakkie6yster on 02 May 2012 15:46
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Hi Stapper, hoekom dink jy speel Rossouw de Klerk nie??
Posted by sakkie6yster on 02 May 2012 15:42
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#3 & #4 All very well that Rudolph Straueli claims players have progressed via the Shark Academy but what he does appear to forget is that some of the persons come from schools other than those in KZN. I know for a
fact one of the mentioned players comes from Grey High Port Elizabeth. Ploeg hy weer met ander se kalwers???
Posted by Thurlow on 02 May 2012 15:32
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Muzi, you seem to know what is cooking in Bulls Jnr Rugby. Why is that? I have to admit other than the varsity cup I do not follow any rugby apart from the Super rugby team.
Posted by Bomskok on 02 May 2012 15:04
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Crusaders / Stormers / Chiefs gaan beslis deurgaan met 1 Aus span agv Konferensie ( Brumbies ?? )
Die ander 2 spots sal tusen Bulle / Sharks en Highlanders wees. Die sharks vs landers vs bulls games sal nog besluit of die bulle dit gaan maak. Ons moet ten minste 5 van die 8 games wen , tensy 1 van die 2 egter ook paar wedstryde gly.
Posted by Baya Blou Bul on 02 May 2012 14:44
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@Bomskok
Rudolf Straulli is right but what he forgot to metion was that those players left because the sharks did not rate them at all.They never got any chances in the currie cup team even when they showed some promise.
The following players come from the sharks academy.
Jerome Pretorius,Willie du Plessis,Daniel Adongo,Wesley Dunlop,Nqubeko Sithembiso Zulu,Sabelo Nhlapo,Ian Christian Dixon Adendorff,Cameron Quinton Dunlop and Michael Patrick Williams.
Posted by Muzi on 02 May 2012 14:05
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Rudolf Straueli reken dat 9 van die Tuks se seevierende span uit die sharks acedemy uitkom. Is dit waar?
Hierdie Jerome senter het my baie beindruk in die varsity cup
Posted by Bomskok on 02 May 2012 13:52
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Daniel Adongo is reserwe slot.
Rossouw de Klerk word nog steeds nie gekies nie.
Posted by Stapper on 02 May 2012 13:23
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