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Vodacom Blue Bulls pick fit-again Potgieter for Griquas clash


Springbok en Vodacom Blue Bulls loose forward, Dewald Potgieter, has been declared fit to play and will don the light blue jersey of the Blue Bulls in their Absa Currie Cup match against Griquas at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night.

Potgieter suffered a heavy blow to the neck in last weekend’s match against Western Province, but have recovered sufficiently to take his place on the side of the Blue Bulls scrum.

Zane Kirchner (knee) en Gary Botha (knee) could not be considered for the important clash and will be replaced by Jaco van der Westhuyzen and Bandise Maku respectively in the only forced changes from the side that started at Newlands.

Van der Westhuyzen’s place on the bench will be filled by Stephan Dippenaar and Maku’s by Henry Bantjes. It will be a Currie Cup debut for Bantjes should he run on, adding to his Blue Bulls Craven Week, u.19-, u.21- and Vodacom Cup caps. Fudge Mabeta switch places with Wilhelm Steenkamp at lock, with Mabeta wearing the number five jersey and Steenkamp moving down to the bench. Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke expressed his delight to be able to call on Potgieter, who was released from Tri-Nations duty. “Dewald is any coach’s dream and we are pretty pleased to have him back for this very important match. Griquas will ask a lot of questions and it is good to know we will have Dewald around. It is also important for our continuity, as we can field the same loose forward combination for another week.” Ludeke is pleased to be able to replace two of his Springbok players (Kirchner and Botha) with two with international experience themselves. “Depth has always been pretty important in this competition and to be able to replace Gary and Zane with Jaco and Bandise, who also played for the Springboks, is very satisfying. The challenge for all of us will be to create the right result against Griquas. There is still a lot of rugby to be played, but we would love to finish off the first round of matches on a winning note. It is also a home game and that makes a win a non-negotiable issue.” The Vodacom Blue Bulls team to play Griquas at Loftus Versfeld on Friday August 20th 2010 at 19h10 is: Jaco van der Westhuyzen, Gerhard van den Heever, Jaco Pretorius, Stefan Watermeyer, John Mametsa, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Ruan Snyman, Gerrit-Jan van Velze, Dewald Potgieter, Derick Kuün (c), Fudge Mabeta, Juandré Kruger, Werner Kruger, Bandise Maku, Dean Greyling. Replacements: Henry Bantjes, Bees Roux, Jaco Engels, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Dustin Jinka, Stephan Dippenaar.



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1. ste!!!
Posted by Jou_Ma (Centurion) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 13:05
2. Springbok span vir Saterdag:

Gio Aplon
JP Pietersen
Juan de Jongh
Jean de Villiers
Bryan Habana
Morne Steyn
Francois Hougaard
Pierre Spies
Juan Smith
Schalk Burger
Victor Matfield
Flip vd Merwe
Jannie du Plessis
John Smit (c)
Gurthro Steenkamp.

Reserves: Chiliboy Ralepelle, CJ vd Linde, Danie Rossouw, Francois Louw, Ricky Januarie, Butch James, Wynand Olivier.
Posted by Jou_Ma (Centurion) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 13:06
3. Hiker kom groot dingese vir die Bokke!!!
Posted by Bergbok (Suid-Afrika vir altyd) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 13:49
4. Ek sê: Nonu en Conrad Smith teug seker nou aan 'n franse sjampnjetjie. Hulle gaan 'n lekker dag op "Soccer City" hê. Die twee swakste verdedigers op senter, en Aplon se broek bewe ook maar lekker na 'n hou of twee!

Na 60 minute moet wynand weer opkom om hulle gemotrs reg te maak!! hoor my lied!!

Posted by Frik (Boksburg) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 13:50
5. Frik,ek dink jy gaan jou woorde sluk daar......wie is beter???
Posted by Bergbok (Suid-Afrika vir altyd) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 13:55
6. BOKKE 21 - 38 all blacks Frik
Posted by Frik (Boksburg) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 13:56
7. 1ste soos die WP sonder bekers
Posted by Stapper (Pretoria) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 13:58
8. Ek ken W O ook maar as n outjie wat die veld vol hardloop ,en heeltyd sy hare probeer regdruk!!LOL
Posted by Bergbok (Suid-Afrika vir altyd) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 14:04
9. Ja Stapper,lyk my julle het klaar besluit julle het die CB in Augustus gewen?????
SJOE!!!!
Posted by Bergbok (Suid-Afrika vir altyd) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 14:13
10. Frik, ek sien jy skryf all blacks met "Kleinletters"
Ek dink ons moet dit maar liewerster Hoofletters maak???

Bokke 21 - 38 ALL BLACKS - Frik
Posted by Bergbok (Suid-Afrika vir altyd) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 14:24
11. Mooi span i would have love to see brummer,stander,dippernaar all start.
Posted by Muzi (Johannesburg) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 15:25
12. daar kort n reserwe by die bulle se span . net 6 reserwes en nie 7 nie of gaan ons die griquas met 21 man aanvat he ?
Posted by baby bull (garsfontein) Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 19:38
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