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Ludeke names unchanged team


The coach of the Vodacom Blue Bulls, Frans Ludeke, has named an unchanged team for Saturday's ABSA Currie Cup final between the Bulls and the Sharks.

Ludeke said at the press conference that was held at Loftus Versfeld on Tuesday that naming the same team brings calmness to the camp and it is vital for him that the combinations stays the same for such a tense match as a Currie Cup final.

"When players play a few games next to one another they start to anticipate what their teammates are going to do and then you can start to function as a team. We are in a situation where the guys play for each other and they do not just worry about their own game."

Ludeke is not worried that the Sharks are the heavy favourites for the final and says that the Blue Bulls will focus on their own game.

"We have confidence in ourselves and in our structures, but this is a totally new game and we will work for the right result. There is a sense of urgency in the team and the players are focused and we all know there is going to be a test atmosphere in Durban, but we will only concentrate on what we need to do to win."

The captain Victor Matfield added that the team is used to routine and therefore they will approach this game more or less the same as any other final.

"A couple of us have played in a number of finals and we will just do what worked for us in the past.

"Playing in a final is a huge honour and you do get nervous from time to time, but with the nerves comes adrenaline and that gives you the necessary extra energy. We know it is not going to be easy but we are going to fight for the full 80 minutes to ensure that the Currie Cup comes back to Pretoria."

Vodacom Blue Bulls:
Zane Kirchner; John Mametsa, Marius Delport, Wynand Olivier, Bryan Habana; Morné Steyn, Fourie du Preez; Pierre Spies, Wikus van Heerden, Deon Stegmann, Victor Matfield (captain), Danie Rossouw, Rayno Gerber, Derick Kuün, Gurthrö Steenkamp.

Reserves:
Chiliboy Ralepelle, Werner Kruger, Juandré Kruger, Dewald Potgieter, Heini Adams, Burton Francis, Tiger Mangweni.

*There are still a few tickets available for the final.

You can contact Loftus' ticket office at 012 420 0700 to make a credit card booking or you can buy directly from the office (office hours 8:00 – 16:00).

Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis.



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1. Soos die Bulle
Posted by Bulletjie 1 (Voorstad van BULLAND) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:50
2. Soos die Chokers

Lekker team - we are going to win win win win win win.

Go Bulle Go - U know U R the best and I think the Chokers are in for a big suprise.
Posted by Bulls r best (Johannesburg) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:53
3. Goed om te sien daar word nie nou getorring nie. Dankie Frans en afrigtingspan.
WHOZA BULLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Bulletjie 1 (Voorstad van BULLAND) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:55
4. Daai 22 tal is beslis nie in dieselfde klas as die Sharks s'n nie... Julle sal beslis bokant julle vermoe moet speel om op n gelyke voet te kan meeding met ons.
Posted by Scarface (Sharks Forever) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:56
5. Die Bulle wen met 4 punte.
Posted by Rustig (Centurion) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:57
6. Mooi Frans,
Dis n bulspan, die reserwebank bekommer my, is ons nie so bietjie eng daar nie?
Posted by vlekkie (Johannesburg) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:58
7. Tellings vir die Finaal:

BLOU BULLE 20 - 07 Sharks - LB
BLOU BULLE 24 - 19 Sharks - AK
BLOU BULLE 09 - 22 Sharks - Scarface
BLOU BULLE 22 - 18 Sharks - Goeters
BLOU BULLE 24 - 16 Sharks - Zet
BLOU BULLE 34 - 28 Sharks - Boland
BLOU BULLE 25 - 21 Sharks - BLOUALLENT
BLOU BULLE 15 - 12 Sharks - Choppie
BLOU BULLE 27 - 19 Sharks - Antoinette
BLOU BULLE 23 - 13 Sharks - Boer
BLOU BULLE 17 - 30 Sharks - BITE*ME
BLOU BULLE 09 - 18 Sharks - Elma
BLOU BULLE 17 - 10 Sharks - Serena
BLOU BULLE 22 - 18 Sharks - Rustig
BLOU BULLE 19 - 42 Sharks - Sharko
BLOU BULLE 25 - 17 Sharks - P2
BLOU BULLE 31 - 20 Sharks - Nitronic
BLOU BULLE 14 - 23 Sharks - BBrown
BLOU BULLE 22 - 18 Sharks - FredOoosthuizen
BLOU BULLE 38 - 34 Sharks - Bulls_up
BLOU BULLE 35 - 32 Sharks - Blou Karnallie
BLOU BULLE 28 - 25 Sharks - Koeks
BLOU BULLE 26 - 22 Sharks - JIL
BLOU BULLE 27 - 16 Sharks - ALS BLOU
BLOU BULLE 20 - 15 Sharks - B1

Posted by Bulletjie 1 (Voorstad van BULLAND) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:59
8. Julle gaan sukkel die laaste twintig minute met daai bench... *LMGA*
Posted by Scarface (Sharks Forever) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:59
9. Hullo Blou Buddies

I think that our Bulls are going to win by between 3 and 7 points and you are going to see a field of Chokers standing there with their heads in their hands wondering what happened
Posted by Bulls r best (Johannesburg) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:59
10. scarface, Jannie en sy sussie Bismartie gaan beide geelkaarte kry. Hoor nou wat ek vir jou sê.
Posted by Rustig (Centurion) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:00
11. My hart bloei vir Jaco Engels. Hy het 'n goeie seisoen gehad en verdien 'n plek in die 22. Maar in wie se plek?
Anyway, thanks Jaco, jy is 'n yster!!
Posted by BlueCon5 (Pretoria) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:01
12. vlekkie - Dit is waar ons julle gaan boor my tjom... Die Sharks gaan net al hoe sterker word terwyl julle wiele gaan af val wanneer julle bench moet op kom.
Posted by Scarface (Sharks Forever) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:01
13. Hi Rustig - Ek dink jy is nogals reg oor daai een hoor...then again ons kan julle maklik wen met net 13 man. *grin*
Posted by Scarface (Sharks Forever) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:03
14. Scarface

We all gonna be eating fishpaste on toast for breakfast on Sunday morning along with our champagne and orange juice. I think that your little black sharks are gonna choke AGAIN !!!! 12 years is going to become 13 years with no Currie Cup win.
Posted by Bulls r best (Johannesburg) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:03
15. Bulls r best - We will talk again on Monday my friend...Die Bloubul gaan van die vloer af eet voor 50 000 Sharks ondersteuners !!!
Posted by Scarface (Sharks Forever) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:05
16. Hey Scarface YOU SAID IT YOURSELF - BULLS R BEST
Posted by Bulls r best (Johannesburg) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:07
17. Scarface, jy is nog redelik konserwatief, n shark guru het my vanoggend belowe dat die sharks met meer as 15 gaan wen. Hy het baie geld daarop verwed. Kom ek se jou, as julle nie die jaar wen nie, sal julle nooit nie.
Posted by vlekkie (Johannesburg) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:07
18. vlekkie - Ek stem saam met jou...ek het self geld op die game gesit en dit is soos om sweets van n baba af te vat. GO SHAAAAAAAAARKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Scarface (Sharks Forever) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:10
19. Cryingface,

Jy gaan jou geld verloor...!!

Eishh...!!
Posted by BLOU OSSE (WITBANK) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:13
20. Scarface, al is julle miskien die keer ons meerdere, kan n wonderwerk gebeur en julle kan choke. So pasop.
Posted by vlekkie (Johannesburg) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:15
21. Scareface Wat soek jy hier? Wat dink jy is jy, Jy hou vir jou bitter braaf, jul almal het die selle mentaliteit, En huko is jul altyd so grootbek? Elke liewe jaar is jul grootbek en elke jaar word jul gewen. Leer jul nie? Hoe oud is jy? Is jy n speedkop? Het jy Sub A gedop? Asb as jy niks goed het om te se nie hou jou bek. Wag tot die uindvluitjie blaas asb> Gaan kyk na die stats van die Currie beker die jaar asb. Wie het die meeste drie gedruk? Meeste punte verskil? en minste drie afgestaaan, Gaan kyk wie se average punte per game is die beste en dan gaan maak jy jou somme, Scarface jy het daai naam gekry seker om dan jy so baie twak praat en dan word jy so bitjie op jou plek gesit.

Dit aan n goeie game wen en die span wat elke kans gebruik en wie se skopwerk pinpoint gaan wees sal die game deurhak. Ek het vertroue in die Bulle en in Matfield hy lyk sommer lus om die beker te wen. Bulle Bo!
Posted by Bribo (London) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:18
22. Cryingface,

Jy gaan na Saterdag baie stil wees...!!

BULLE = CC CHAMPS..!!!
Posted by BLOU OSSE (WITBANK) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:22
23. Spelers van Kampioenspanne
15 Zane Kirchner
druk die wêndrie vir Griekwas in laasjaar se Vodacom Finaal
14 John Mametsa,
2003 Curriebeker kampioene
13 Marius Delport,
Deel die beker met Vrystaat 2006
12 Wynand Olivier,
Super 14 Kampioen 2007 Wêreldbeker span 2007
11 Bryan Habana,
Super 14 Kampioen 2007 Wêreldbeker span 2007
10 Morné Steyn,
2004 Curriebeker Kampioen Super 14 2007
9 Fourie du Preez,
Curriebeker 2003, 2004 Super 14 2007 Wêreldbeker 2007
8 Pierre Spies
Kampioen Super 14 2007
7 Deon Stegmann,
Wenner in finaal vir Bulle o/19 2005 en o/21 2006
6 Wikus van Heerden (c),
Super 14 Kampioen 2007 Wêreldbeker span 2007
5. Victor Matfield,
Curriebeker 2002, 2004 Super 14 Kampioen 2007 Wêreldbeker
4 Danie Rossouw,
Curriebeker 2004 Super 14 Kampioen 2007 Wêreldbeker span 2007
3 Rayno Gerber,
Super 14 Kampioen 2007 Wêreldbeker span 2007
2 Derick Kuün,
Deel beker met Vrystaat 2006
1 Gurtrhö Steenkamp.
Super 14 Kampioen 2007 Wêreldbeker span 2007
Posted by Wes-Transvaal Blou Bul (Noordwes) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:24
24. Bribo - Stem saam oor die Puke Watson storie....Hy het vir die Sharks gespeel en woorde kan nie beskryf hoe bly ek is dat hy nou daar by die WP sy ego rond gooi nie.

BLOU OSSE - Ons praat Maandag weer... hoop net nie ek gaan die enigste ou op die blog wees nie.
Posted by Scarface (Sharks Forever) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:26
25. Scarface, al manier hoe julle kan wen is as Kaplan vier strafdrieë vir julle gee.
Posted by Rustig (Centurion) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:31
26. BULLE.....

Het lekker gesels laas week,dink dit gaan moeilik wees en kani verstaan hkm almal so groot praat-baie van beide kante-

Dit gaan n mo*erse game wees om die minste te se,ek dink die bulle het baie skietgoed,sterk pak(baie goeie span) en ek glo julle kan dit doen!

Maar ek is n shark till i die en my telling is Sharks 24 - 19 Bulle.

Sterkte almal en geniet die 'build up' wat voorle!
Posted by ShArKsToP (grahamstown) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:38
27. Bulletjies - Hiers 'n video op Youtube wat julle net MOET sien. Die skakel is www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR8qNf05PcA Indien dit nie werk nie, gaan na "Bundumoon" se Channel op Youtube en kyk na sy "Blue Bulls Products"-video.

Mag die beste span hierdie keer wen!
Posted by JAWS Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:48
28. Dankie ShArKsTop goeie boodskap. Ek kani wag vir die game nie. Ek is soos n klein seuntji op oukersaand
Posted by Bribo (London) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:49
29. Bribo

ek mos amper vuisslaan vir kaartjies,ry vrydag ogg al 3h,maar ek kani wag!

kyk ek is n shark soos wat jy nie kan glo,maar ek is senuwee agtig,gaan ongelooflik wees!sharks ht ook n fantastiese span,ek kani wag!

Wat is jou score??
Posted by ShArKsToP (grahamstown) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:53
30. Ek is so excited soos n straatkind oor n stukkie sn%t....

Jammer,ek moes dit maar se!
Posted by ShArKsToP (grahamstown) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:54
31. Sterkte almal....

Mag dit n goeie aand wees,my plaas en beeste roep,lekker reentjie hier!

Hoop julle almal geniet die game Saterdag en mag die beste span CC champs word!
Posted by ShArKsToP (grahamstown) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 17:12
32. Sien daardie Video wat ek gemaak het oor die tipe supporters, Shark kind het daar sy tribute aan sy span gaan los, en dan sê hulle vir ons altyd ons is tipiese bloubul ondersteuners, wel gun my hierdie ene, tipiese shark ondersteuners! Dis net in 'n shark se tribute aan sy span om hulle sterkte toe te wens dat die bloubulondersteuner sleg gesê in kan word, skuus Sharkies maar julle smaak val in swak smaak, die Bulle se sterkte Bulle 2008 gaan presies net daaroor, eer en sterkte vir ons Bloubulle Span 2008.
Posted by bullsdaisy (Pretoria) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 17:14
33. Ha ha toe gaan los ek toe my twee videotjies ook op sy stoep, verwyder Shark se kind dit toe, wel done, syne is ook nou verwyder van ons videos af. Dink die shark kindertjies is reg, die bulle gaan van die vloer af eet, lekker fishpaste op Vin strips, en sushi on a roll. GO BULLE GO!
Posted by bullsdaisy (Pretoria) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 17:21
34. Sharkstop my score is 23-19 vir die Bulle.
Posted by Bribo (London) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 17:51
35. Tellings vir die Finaal:

BLOU BULLE 20 - 07 Sharks - LB
BLOU BULLE 24 - 19 Sharks - AK
BLOU BULLE 09 - 22 Sharks - Scarface
BLOU BULLE 22 - 18 Sharks - Goeters
BLOU BULLE 24 - 16 Sharks - Zet
BLOU BULLE 34 - 28 Sharks - Boland
BLOU BULLE 25 - 21 Sharks - BLOUALLENT
BLOU BULLE 15 - 12 Sharks - Choppie
BLOU BULLE 27 - 19 Sharks - Antoinette
BLOU BULLE 23 - 13 Sharks - Boer
BLOU BULLE 17 - 30 Sharks - BITE*ME
BLOU BULLE 09 - 18 Sharks - Elma
BLOU BULLE 17 - 10 Sharks - Serena
BLOU BULLE 22 - 18 Sharks - Rustig
BLOU BULLE 19 - 42 Sharks - Sharko
BLOU BULLE 25 - 17 Sharks - P2
BLOU BULLE 31 - 20 Sharks - Nitronic
BLOU BULLE 14 - 23 Sharks - BBrown
BLOU BULLE 22 - 18 Sharks - FredOoosthuizen
BLOU BULLE 38 - 34 Sharks - Bulls_up
BLOU BULLE 35 - 32 Sharks - Blou Karnallie
BLOU BULLE 28 - 25 Sharks - Koeks
BLOU BULLE 26 - 22 Sharks - JIL
BLOU BULLE 27 - 16 Sharks - ALS BLOU
BLOU BULLE 20 - 15 Sharks - B1
BLOU BULLE 23 - 19 Sharks - Bribo.....

Naand Bulle...........Wat 'n span........Het nou net die Nuwe jersey gesien van die Bulle....Elke BLOUBUL speler gaan 'n nommer he voor die kraag van hoeveel games hulle al gespeel het innie die CC jare.Dis soos die Ities in Italia wat in die wereldbeker hulle land vertoon het.........What a prestigious moment for the BULLS wat gaan die chokers se gaai skop......Met permissie van WKBul...............Heeehaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Posted by posts 2 (BULLAND) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 19:44
36. Ek is bevrees daardie is nie 'n span wat die Currie beker kan wen nie. 10, 12 & 13 is a GROOT swak punt.

En Spies beter Superglue vir sy hande kry.
Posted by BBrown (Dbn) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 20:01
37. No way.............BABY BROWN.................long time see.................Looks as if after the weekend we might see u again,but remember,might see u again next year when the WP try to take the CC cup away from us...........But that is also a might..........................................
Posted by posts 2 (BULLAND) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 20:09
38. Or even a maybe....................
Posted by posts 2 (BULLAND) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 20:10
39. High and Mighty!!!!!
Posted by Bergbok (Stormers) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 20:13
40. Provvvvviiiinnnnncccceeeeee!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Bergbok (Stormers) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 20:15
41. Shitaks............your presence in the s14 on this blog was also FUlLL shakit.......die bulspan gaan julle ore aansit, al wen ons met 8,7.6,5,4,3,2,1....DIE BEKER kom huuuuuuuiiiiisssssstoe BULLE......dust the kas, want die trofee gaan daar wees in jou kas...............NIE
Posted by posts 2 (BULLAND) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 20:19
42. Scace face my broer ek sien jy is 'n man wat jou bol ken Jy mors jou tyd om jou kennis hier uit te stal. Die Sharks kan nie rugby speel nie Hulle het sommer net 1 oggend wakker geword toe is hulle bo aan 'n lys. Hulle het geen wereld beker spelers in nie John Smit het mos nie die WB omhoog gehou nie Dit was mos die Bulle wat al die punte in die WB aangeteken het Die Blou Bul weet nie van verloor af nie Hulle weet ook nie kla nie agter die pale nie Bulle bo???? Hulle sal nooit erken dat enige ander span se speler iets werd is nie Nooit never Nee kyk ek kan nie glo dat die Blou Bulle se ondersteuners almal blou brille dra nie Volgens hulle gaan Saterdag se game net a walk in the park wees Daar wag n verassing op julle Saterdag Volgens die BB ondersteuners kom haal hulle net die beker
Posted by Black & White (Empangeni) Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 20:38
43. You're dog is gonna have a puppy and we're running out of coke........ Speedy Gonzales - Pat Boone.
Posted by Jimmy (Altyd Blou) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 00:20
44. Oh Carol I am but a fool, darling I love you though you treat me cruel...... Carol - Neil Sedaka
Posted by Jimmy (Altyd Blou) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 00:27
45. This is the first time until today, that you have run away....... Baby Come Back - The Equals.
Posted by Jimmy (Altyd Blou) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 00:33
46. No milk today, my love has gone away......... No Milk Today - Herman's Hermits.
Posted by Jimmy (Altyd Blou) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 00:39
47. All the cats and chicks are gonna get their kicks at the hop....... At The Hop - Dany & The Juniors.
Posted by Jimmy (Altyd Blou) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 00:48
48. Desmond has a barrel in the market place, Molly is the singer in the band...... Obla-Di-Obla-Da - Marmelade.
Posted by Jimmy (Altyd Blou) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 00:59
49. Vorentoe, vorentoe ons kyk noord en gooi vorentoe..... Kernel Boogie - Bill Flynn. Gooi Mielies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jimmy (Altyd Blou) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 01:11
50. Julle manne is die beste, ja die Bulle is die beste......... Haka bal - Dozi.

Nag al my Blou vriende!
Posted by Jimmy (Altyd Blou) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 01:28
51. Good morning BULLE !!!!!!!!!!!
...en oom Bergbok !!!!

Lekker dag vandag vir almal !!!!
Posted by AK (Keep the passion !!!!) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 06:55
52. Onder die blou van ons Bulle hemel

Laat ons die WP verlang na die see

Teen ons magtige Bul vegters

Kan die Lions nie antwoord gee

Oor ons Loftus Versveld vlaktes

Bo die kreun van Cheetahs klaag

Ruis die stem van ons geliefde

Van ons span wat die Horings dra

Ons sal antwoord op jou roepstem

Ons sal die sharks slag soos jy vra

Ons sal vernietig, ons sal wen

Ons die Bulle van suid Afrika!!!!

Posted by AK (Keep the passion !!!!) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 07:11
53. More Blou Bulle.

LB,lol jy was reg,die babers loop dat die water spat.

Lekker dag vir al die Bulle.
Posted by Blou Dino (Witbank) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 07:14
54. As ek so na ons bench kyk is daar niks fout nie.

Kan julle onthou hoe het die chokers gesukkel teen die lions die laaste 20 min???
Posted by Blou Dino (Witbank) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 07:21
55. Nuwe visnet.
Posted by AK (Keep the passion !!!!) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 07:39
56. The Sharks have not won a major trophy for 12 years, their last major win coming in 1996 in the Currie Cup. Since 1996 have been runners-up 4 times in the Currie Cup and 3 times in Super rugby finals. The Sharks has thus played in 7 finals and won nothing since 1996. Since 1996 the Bulls played in 6 Currie Cup finals and only lost 1 and played in 1 Super rugby final and won it. Thus the Bulls, since 1996, played in 7 finals and only lost 1. Who plays the best rugby in a final I have to ask the Sharks supporters. Let's not forget.....the last 2 finals between the Bulls and the Sharks the Bulls won (S14 - 2007 and Currie Cup - 2003). Go BULLE
Posted by Berns (Pretoria) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 12:33
57. Ek wens ek was Saterdag op Kingspark sodat ek nes Jaco teen die pale kan opklim. Ek stress (soos vir enige finaal), maar glo ons gaan die ding doen.

Ons het beter verdediging as die Sharks.

Nou die blou
Posted by bbvb (Cape Town) Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 12:55
58. Bring die beker huis toe Bulle!!! Julle bly Pretoria se trots!!
Posted by CARLET (Pretoria) Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 16:38