Blue Bulls congratulate Adriaan Strauss

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Blue Bulls congratulate Adriaan Strauss

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd and Blue Bulls Rugby Union on Tuesday congratulated Adriaan Strauss on being named the 57th captain of South Africa's Springbok rugby team.
Strauss, the incumbent Vodacom Bulls leader, was named captain by new Springboks coach, Allister Coetzee, in Stellenbosch on Monday, where the squad has assembled to prepare for the Castle Lager Incoming Test Series.

Barend van Graan, CEO of the BBC, said: "It is fantastic to have one of our own captaining the Springboks again. We have a rich tradition of producing national captains and Adriaan do us proud. I have no doubt that he will do a very good job."

Gert Wessels, president of the BBRU said: "Congratulations to Adriaan and all the other Vodacom Bulls named in the squad. We are proud of them. Allow me also to wish the new coach and squad all of the best for the upcoming series. We are right behind you and will support you all the way."

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May 31, 2016

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  1. gravatar Blouland says:
    Ja, geluk Adriaan, maar ek dink hy sal heeleerste erken dat individuele prestasies nie genoeg is nie. Rugby is 'n spansport, en daarom ly almal as die hele unie so swart naweek soos laas naweek beleef het.

    Hier is die feite, en nogmaals feite van supersport:

    To be fair, the Bulls looked like they would struggle to tackle a grade-1 maths problem on the night. They missed 24 tackles in the match, a whopping 18% of all their attempts.

    The Pretoria outfit may not be as happy with the timing of the break as the rest of us. After a big fall like that you really want to get back on the bike as soon as you can. Now that raw wound has a month to fester.

    On the other hand, this lengthy break may have come at just the right time for them. They certainly need to pause for some serious reflection.

    Their Super Rugby side wasn’t their only one to concede 50 points at Loftus on the day. The Currie Cup qualifier team also got thumped 51-26 by, of all teams, the Leopards. It was their sixth loss from seven matches this year, leaving them lowest of all South African teams on the log, well behind the likes of even Border, the Valke and the Griffons.

    For a union that buys the cream of South African schoolboy talent every year, that lack of depth is a disgrace.

    The Bulls’ shocking waste of young talent was brought home just as much in the main Super Rugby match. They got hammered by the likes of Faf de Klerk, Franco Mostert, Marnitz Boshoff, Courtnall Skosan, Warwick Tecklenburg and Rohan Janse van Rensburg. All of them were deemed not good enough and discarded by the Bulls’ junior structures.

    It is clear that the Bulls spend far too much time and money buying young talent instead of developing it. Someone in Pretoria has to account for all the young potential that gets shipped there every year from all over the country only to be minced up and spat out. We all suffer because of their wishy-washy approach to player development.

    So Barend, wat gaan julle doen ?

    Nog 'n borg kry om die politici tevrede te stel, of gaan julle rugby eerste begin plaas op julle agenda ?
  2. gravatar Vis says:
    Blouland - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Jou opstelle maak my aan die slaap.....
  3. gravatar Blouland says:
    Vissie, jou beledigings op die blog stink ......

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