Vodacom Blue Bulls Currie Cup side ‘beefs’ up for Leopards

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Vodacom Blue Bulls Currie Cup side ‘beefs’ up for Leopards

Fullback Warrick Gelant makes his much anticipated return to action on Saturday when the Vodacom Blue Bulls take on the Leopards at Loftus Versfeld in the Currie Cup Qualifying tournament.
Gelant broke his jaw playing for the Vodacom Bulls against the Sunwolves at the end of March, but has now fully recovered and was named by Vodacom Blue Bulls Currie Cup coach, Hendré Marnitz.

Gelant will find a number of familiar faces in the side, with nine players boasting Vodacom Super Rugby experience.

Marnitz was quick to express his excitement about the team to face the Leopards: “It was tough not to get excited when putting the team together. Having nine guys with Super Rugby experience, including a Springbok prop in Werner Kruger, will certainly assist our campaign. It also adds immense value to the youngsters in the squad. The Leopards is a great side that plays some really exciting rugby, and have some tried and tested combinations that have come through from Varsity cup.”

The Vodacom Blue Bulls team is: 15. Warrick Gelant, 14. Jade Stighling, 13. Aclino Izaacz, 12. Dan Kriel, 11 Divan Rossouw, 10. Joshua Stander, 9. Ivan van Zyl, 8. Hanro Liebenberg (c), 7. Renaldo Bothma, 6. Roelof Smit, 5. Marvin Orie, 4. Ashton Fortuin, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Jaco Visagie, 1. Nqobisizwe Mxoli. Replacements:
16. Corniel Els, 17. Etienne Swanepoel, 18. Abongile Nonkontwana, 19. Ruan Steenkamp, 20. Andre Warner, 21. Kurt Webster, 22. Kefentse Mahlo.

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May 27, 2016

(5) Vodacom Blue Bulls Currie Cup side ‘beefs’ up for Leopards

  1. gravatar Paarlbul says:
    Ja Mr Marnitz, jy kan opgewonde raak maar jy is nog steeds die coach en hierdie is net n span op papier.

    Muzi i dont think we are saying Nicolaas is better, but he is the next best. What if RG is injuried, Orie, hattingh is not the answer.
    I know what Jake is going about his attitude, he is going to sort it out what every worthwhile coach will do.

    As die ouens teen Lions speel soos teen wp gaan hulle wen, maar die afgelope klomp jare weet mens netnie watter span gaan opdaagnie.
    Sterkte Bulle!
  2. gravatar Blou Kaap says:
    Wel as Hendre nie met hierdie kallers kan ploeg...
  3. gravatar Blouland says:
    Wen ons teen die Lions, dan kan ons nog eerste in ons konferensie eindig bo Stormers, as ons die laaste 3 kan wen na die Junie breek. Dan het ons 'n tuis uitspeel wedstryd.

    Verloor ons, dan is dit tussen ons en die Sharks wie derde gaan eindig, en dan is dit 'n uitspeel wedstryd in NZ, heel waarskynlik Crusaders of Chiefs.

    Weer 'n groot game more, sal moet sien of ons span dit 2 goeie games in 'n ry kan maak.

    Bulle !
  4. gravatar tom says:
    Official Blue Bulls ‏@BlueBullsRugby
    Currie Cup qualifier. Final score: Vodacom Blue Bulls 26-51 Leopards

    Ja nee wanneer bedank die afrigter?
  5. gravatar Blue Bull says:
    1 out of 7 so far. This coach is in trouble. Home ground, plus Superugby experience. Unacceptable.

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