Jenkins, Ulengo to face Waratahs in Sydney

Jenkins, Ulengo to face Waratahs in Sydney

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Jenkins, Ulengo to face Waratahs in Sydney

Vodacom Bulls coach Nollis Marais named Jason Jenkins and Jamba Ulengo in his starting team that will face the Waratahs in the Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday. Jenkins pulled out of the first match of the tour against the Force due to an injury, but is fit again and will combine with regular lock partner RG Snyman. He replaces Marvin Orie, who moves to the bench.
Ulengo, who returned home from Perth before the Force match, has since returned and will start in place of the injured Travis Ismaiel on the wing.
Jannes Kirsten is also back at flank in place of Arno Botha, who drops out of the match day squad.
Marais swopped his halfbacks that started against the Brumbies last weekend too. Rudy Paige and Tian Schoeman will start, with Piet van Zyl and Francois Brummer moving to the bench.
In a similar move, Lizo Gqoboka will start at loosehead and Trevor Nyakane will come off the bench.
Marais also handed a playing opportunity to Jaco Visagie and Pierre Schoeman, replacing Bandise Maku and Werner Kruger on the bench. Dries Swanepoel also replaces Dan Kriel as back-up backline player.
"We did not perform to expectations last weekend and need to make a big step up this weekend," Marais said.
"The idea is to freshen up the squad a bit and go at the Waratahs with a slightly different team. They are formidable opponents and we owe it to ourselves to give it a good go in our final match on tour."
Adriaan Strauss urged his team for a final effort.
"A win will make this tour a very successful one, despite last weekend's defeat. We know we have to deliver a classy performance if we want to outplay the Waratahs, but I think we can do it."
The match starts at 11h45 (SA time) on Saturday.
The team is: SP Marais, Jamba Ulengo, Jesse Kriel, Jan Serfontein, Bjorn Basson, Tian Schoeman, Rudy Paige, Hanro Liebenberg, Jannes Kirsten, Lappies Labuschagne, RG Snyman, Jason Jenkins, Marcel van der Merwe, Adriaan Strauss (c), Lizo Gqoboka. Replacements: Jaco Visagie, Trevor Nyakane, Pierre Schoeman, Marvin Orie, Roelof Smit, Piet van Zyl, Francois Brummer, Dries Swanepoel.

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May 11, 2016

(30) Jenkins, Ulengo to face Waratahs in Sydney

  1. gravatar Muzi says:
    Botha dropped?!?!.....good decision by Nollis....truthfully speaking he has lost his explosiveness after his knee injury....back to CC rugby bud....another mistake not to start with Roelof Smit.
  2. gravatar Gazza says:
    Quite happy with this team.

    Glad to see Jenkins and Ulengo back. Jenkins should beef up our pack and add a bit more weight and strength to the scrum.

    Hope they play Ulengo left wing cos as I read it, he's at 14.

    Loose trio is good, Kirsten also adds a bit more grunt.

    Get the mindset right to play attacking rugga, being defensive like last week leads to a lot of penalties & before you know it, we could be 12-3 down.

    C'mon boys, I;ve got a good feeling about this one. We can do it.

    So be positive and play!!
  3. gravatar Bullterrier says:
    Ja nee. Mooi foto van n clown bo die opskrif. Elke keer as die bulle swak doen word Arno heel gedrop uit 22 en piet skuif bench toe. Ek kry die idee Nollis is nie n Arno fan nie.. Ons sal nie n span kan bou met Nollis nie...verder is daar moerse fout by Bulle.ons is 2 de van onder af by die CC. Mens kan sien trots is weg....Dit wil net voorkom of ons Afrigtingspan swak is... Ons persoon wat kontrakte uitdeel nog swakker.. Baie donker tye wat voor ons is. Bulls het nognie een groot span gewen die jaar nie en gaan ook nie. Ons is nie meer saam Crusaders, Chiefs, Higlanders, Stormers, Sharks nie... Gooi maar klippe maar ek sien n Afrigtingspan wat nie werk nie. En as ons B span onder is en Kings se B span is, beteken dit die regte manne word nie gekoop by junior vlakke nie.. Wees maar postief julle Nollis en Kie fans. Maar ek kry die idee manne soos Arno Dean Greyling Deon Stegman(ons ysters) is nie deel van sy planne nie.. Hulle is deel van die hardebaard era. Nie Nollis en sy melkbaard ouens wat hy saam met hom bring nie. Naweek kry ons n moerse pak. Waratahs met 20 of meer.
  4. gravatar Bullterrier says:
    @Muzi.... HANRO is 2 times slower and less explosive than Arno. Was one of the laziest players last week. Believe me I record rewind and replay all the games. Ano will get picked up by someone else and become a big star again. Mark my words. Piet as well.. Lappies can concede 6 penalties a game but he will always be selected.. Kirsten can not brake any line.. But ya pergaps im not a coach... Perhaps beating teams like the Force Rebels Kings Reds Cheetahs make you happy.
  5. gravatar nitronic says:
    Thank you Nollis for dropping Arno Botha. About time.

    Botha simply never the same after the injury.

    Agree Muzi would have played Roelof as well. Wonder when Nollis will be resting the boks? He simply can't over the next 3 weeks
  6. Arno Botha sal nog regkom. Hy is nie dieselfde as voor sy beserings nie, maar hy is in 'n ander klas as Hanro. Hanro het geen spoed of werksverrigting nie en sy hande laat hom baie in die steek. Die Bulle loop die gevaar om vir Arno te verloor en hy is 'n ware Blou Bul. Dieselfde vir Nicolas Janse Van Rensburg. Die Leeus soek 'n ander slot in die plek van Franco Mostert, nog iemand wat die Bulle stief behandel het. Moenie verbaas wees as Nicolas en Arno volgende jaar vir die Leeus speel nie.
  7. gravatar Muzi says:
    @BULLTERRIER
    Botha was given weeks and plenty of time to improve I'm sorry bud after that knee injury he hasn't been the same player...Liebenberg deserves a fair chance.
  8. smiley says:
    @ Bulterrier - sorry ou mater stem nie saam nie. Liebenberg se verdediging was tops - geen slip tackles of mis tackles nie. Gaan rewind en replay maar weer en kyk hoeveel tackles Botha gemis het?

    Op aanval kry ons altyd die bal terug na Liebenberg die bal gedra het, ongelukkig kan dieselfde nie van die ander losvvorspelers gese word nie.
  9. gravatar Bullterrier says:
    @Smiley @Muzi...That must be why Arno is the leading player on the whole competition with turnovers won. Yes the whole competition.. Source :Bulls site a few post back... Above Jaco kriel even.. Because of his low work rate.. Ha ha. You guys and Nollis must get the facts straight...Like I said before i don't know him.I am just a fan and we are goibg to lose him just like we did with Bongi, Koch etc..
  10. gravatar Oom Koos says:
    @ Bullterrier. Ek is ook n groot fan van Arno. Dit sal jammer wees as ons hom gaan verloor. Hy is miskien nie dieselfde speler as voor sy besering nie maar in my oe is hy nog steeds beter as Hanro. Ek is wel bly vir Hanro se part moet my nie verkeerd verstaan nie maar ek persoonlik sou Arno gekies het. Smit is egter ons beste baljagter . My lostrio sou soos volg gelyk het. Lappies, Smit en Arno
    Paige is net te stadig maar ek verstaan die rotasie beleid
    Die span is egter gekies en nou moet ons hulle ondersteun. Hoop regtig ons kan die Waratahs klop maar ek dink die Waratahs met 10 punte.
    Ek wens die Bulle wil vir Victor en Fourie nader trek om die CC span oor te neem want daar is duidelik baie probleme. Inteendeel ek sou Fourie by die Super 15 span betrek. Wie is ons agterlyn afrigter?
    Sterkte Bulle en bewys my asb verkeerd
  11. gravatar nitronic says:
    Bullterrier

    Arno did contribute on turnovers won I agree but then again conceded 6 turnovers already. Also players like Lappies who played 180mins less made more tackles, also made more metre's with less carries.

    Source: http://www.sanzarrugby.com/superrugby/teams/?season=2016&competition;=205&team;=97


    Another source (http://www.vodacomrugby.co.za/stats/?seasonid=10&view;=categories) states that Arno Botha is number 11 on the list of turnovers won. Number 1 is CJ Velleman


    But lets forget about the stats for a minute. Did Arno improve? Yes without a doubt. Did Arno get his chances? Yes a lot.

    So should the Bulls continue to play him above lets say Roelof Smit or Hanro who had 200 and 400 mins less time and risk them moving to another union for a player who had more than enough chances?

    It is a difficult decision but Nollis should be fair and let Roelof and Hanro also have their chances.
  12. Smiley says:
    @ Nitronic - I agree 100%.

    Anyway I think our problem with the backline not firing is much bigger...
  13. gravatar Slim182 says:
    Arno was nie gedrop nie. Hy sou teen die Force ruskans gekry het maar toe raak Jenkins beseer en moes Kirsten slot dek van die bank af. Nou dat Jenkins terug is kry Arno sy ruskans. Hy behoort volgende week weer te speel. Ek hou van die span soos hy gekies is maar dink Hanro kort 'n groot wedstryd want hy het nog nie veel gewys nie al weet ek hy het hope talent.
  14. gravatar kznbul says:
    Nie almal gaan altyd tevrede wees met die span nie. Ek dink Arno het baie goed gedoen en verdien n rus kans. Ek dink ons sal moet speel en dat die bal die praat werk moet doen anders gaan dit weer n lang game wees. Ek wil ook graag weet wat gaan aan by die cc span dit kan seker nie aan vaar baar wees nie maar nou ja kom ons HOU BY DIE BLOU
  15. gravatar Blou Kaap says:
    Nee wat manne - Arno is nie Nollis se stiefkind nie - die besering aan Jenkins moes ons laat herdink het oor strategie. Ek is net vrek bly Jason is reg vir speel. Maar Hanro sal moet ooploop. Hy is pure talent en ek hoop rgetig hy kn grote lewer hierdie naweek. Die Waratahs se pak is ysters. Hulle is veel beter span as hul poisie op punteleer. Die feit dat drie Ausie spanne s naby aan mekaar e vir mededinging maak ook nie ons kompetisie makliker nie.

    Wat my ietwat bekommer, vlgs berigte hierdie week moes Nollis in hierdie game of volgende naaweek sy kontrak Bokke laat rus. Ek sien net vir Nyakane wat rus - wat van Strauss en die 2 senters?



  16. gravatar Bullterrier says:
    @Bloukaap.waar kom jy aan "Arno is nie Nollis se stiefkind nie"? Wat bedoel jy?
  17. gravatar Blouland says:
    Hoekom kies tussen Arno en Hanro as jy altwee in jou 23 tal kan hê? Ek is fan van altwee.

    Moes vir Arno in Orie se plek op bank gehad het, Kirsten kan slot dek.

    Ook 'n fout dat Smit nie begin 6 is nie, wie gaan Hooper in toom hou? Lappies speel agsteman game.

    Hoop net die manne speel hardloop rugby, nie die geploeter van laasweek nie.

    Bulle!
  18. gravatar Bloukaap says:
    Bullterrier

    Ek dink jy is te hard op Nollis - Arno is nie gedrop nie hy het nog die heel jaar sover gespeel behalwe teen die Rebels. Die man moet rus.

    Nollis gee sy squad maksimun kans om as geheel te ontwikkel. Jong spelers word blootgestel. Hanro moet eenvoudig kans kry. Frans Ludeke het nooit die guts gehad on sy jong manne werklik kans te gee nie. Daar was baie gepraat ja, maar weinig het daarvan gekom. Om jou losvoorspelers af te wissel verleng eerder hul loopbane.

    Onthou dat hierdie jong manne maksimum 2-3 jaar id Bulls se sisteem sal bly - daarna gaan hulle in anyway weg.
  19. gravatar Deon says:
    Muzi , I can not agree with you Hanro has done nothing to warrant his place .

    Arno is like number 7 in turnovers won this year

    Hanro is very, very slow, very slow
  20. gravatar Blue Bull says:
    Well Arno wasn't the complete package when he returned after his serious knee inury and so it will be with Hanro who was nearly killed last year by Vuilgat Elstadt.

    besides, Hanro did not decide to leave himself out of the team during the first 7 rounds - the Bulls opted for the fantastic Nic de Jager. Give him a chance. The Bulls are very fortunate to be in a position to have two nr. 8's like these two guys.
  21. gravatar Bullterrier says:
    @Deon darm een ou wat dit kan insien.. En die storie van Arno moet rus is n stront storie.. Nollis hom heel gedrop laas en Nick de Jager gespeel. Toe wou hy hom nie eintlik speel net daarna nie, maar toe kry Jenkins seer as julle kan onthou.. So toe speel hy hom maar ook net 50 min elke game. Mens roteer met spelers ja maar nie heel uit span nie. Sit hom dan op bank. Soos Deon se Arno is een van die leading ouens met turnovers. Dit beteken iets. En moenie kom met verdedinging nie. Hy tackle altyd sy man.. Darm staan hy nie 4 strafskoppe n game af nie. Maar nou ja julle kan reken wat julle wil. Ek reken Nollis het n persoonlike issue met Arno..
  22. gravatar Matador says:
    Of Arno of Hanro speel, gaan nou nie die bepalende faktor wees of ons wen of verloor nie. Ek stem saam Hanro is nog nie naastenby op die vlak waar hy al was nie maar die enigste en vinnigste manier hoe hy dit gaan herwin na so 'n ernstige besering is juis op hierdie vlak en ek twyfel of dit teen 'n prys kom so ek stem saam met die besluit om hom te speel en Arno te rus. Maar dalk vir hierdie game sou ek Lappies op 8 begin en Roelof op 6 en dan Hanro op bank. Hooper maak my benoud vir Saterdag.
  23. gravatar nitronic says:
    Deon according to the stats he is number 11.

    Issue is where was Arno the first two to three rounds? you are comparing a guy who played 511mins to a guys who played 124 mins. INTERESTING

    Bullterrier Arno always tackles his man? Oh I guess that's why he has 93% ratio. 93% is the new 100% then. Hanro at this stage has a tackle ratio of 100% believe it. http://www.sanzarrugby.com/superrugby/teams/?season=2016&competition;=205&team;=97

  24. gravatar Liverbull says:
    Kerels ons groot probleem le op 9 en 10. Ons het nie n skakelpaar wat kan domineer nie. Terwyl ons met Brummer en "Bleachkop" voort ploeter op 10 gaan dit maar moelik gaan. Dieselfe geld vir Paige en Van Zyl. Ongelukkig net nie goed genoeg nie.
  25. gravatar Bullterrier says:
    @Nitronic..jy verspreek jou self ou pel.. Vir n ou wat 511 minute gejol het is 93 persent nie bad nie. Mens kan dan soos jy se.. Nie dit vergelyk met n ou wat 124 min gejol het nie. Ons kyk wat is Hanro se ratio as hy 500 minute haal. Dan gesels ons weer.dan kyk ons sommer na alles. Line breaks. Tackles ball steals ruck hit.. Maar ja my mening is gespreek. Ons gesels maandag..
  26. gravatar Bullterrier says:
    @Nitronic.... Like you say interesting..but you compare the tackles missed on the same principle ha ha. Clown..
  27. gravatar nitronic says:
    Bullterrier niemand het gese die 93% is sleg nie, soos jy praat het Arno 100%. Die groot punt is daar word vergelyking geplaas met iemand wat 4 keer meer gespeel het.

    Maar jy is maar net nog een wat as daar met jou verskil word dan kan jy nie konstruktief argumenteer sonder om persoonlik te raak nie.

    Soos hierbo genoem word of Hanro of Arno speel gaan nie die verskil maak tussen of ons wen en verloor nie.

    Sterkte Bulle
  28. gravatar Bullterrier says:
    @Nitronic persoonlik raak???? Nee my vriend ek se mos net jy vergelyk tackles want dit pas jou en dan reken jy mens kan nie vergelyk nie.. Niks persoonliks nie. Ja ekt gese jys n clown want jou redinasies maak nie sin nie.. Vir jou maak myne ook seker nie. Almal het menings dis hoekom die blad hier is en dis wat rugby lekker maak. Ek dink nogsteeds Arno ia beter as Jannes en Hanro Ha ha ha ha!!!!
  29. gravatar Smiley says:
    Sterkte Bulle !!
    Ongelukkig kan ons (supporters) nie nou veel aan spankeuse doen nie - kom ons ondersteun die 15 op die veld! Hanro ek hoop jy speel 'n bars hou - ons agterlyn moet nou net hul kant ook bring more.
  30. gravatar nitronic says:
    Dis reg Bullterrier op die ou einde ondersteun ons wie ookal speel en elkeen het sy eie opinie.

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