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Pienaar haal grofgeskut uit om Leeus jag
October 10, 2012
Die Vodacom Blou Bulle-afrigter, Pine Pienaar, het sewe Springbokke wat onlangs by die Castle Rugby Championship betrokke was, vir sy span gekies wat Saterdag in ‘n deurslaggewende Absa Curriebekerwedstryd teen die MTN Goue Leeus uitdraf.

Die Vodacom Blou Bulle moet die wedstryd wen, waarskynlik met ‘n bonuspunt om die uitspeelfase van die kompetisie te haal en kan slegs vir ‘n wegwedstryd in die uitklopfase kwalifiseer.

Zane Kirchner, Mornè Steyn, Flip van der Merwe, Juandrè Kruger en Francois Hougaard sal almal vir die eerste keer vanjaar vir die Blou Bulle in die Curriebeker-reeks uitdraf.

Kirchner begin op heelagter, Steyn speel losskakel en Kruger en Van der Merwe maak die slotpaar uit. Hougaard sal van die plaasvervangerbank speel en sy alsydige vermoëns gee Pienaar die luukse om met vyf voorspelers op die plaasvervangerbank na Coca-Cola Park op te ruk.

Arno Botha, speel weer agtsteman en Jacques Potgieter sal saam met hom in die lostrio uitdraf.

•Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar has named all his returning Springboks involved in the Castle Rugby Championship for Saturday’s crucial Absa Currie Cup clash against the MTN Lions in Johannesburg.

The Blue Bulls need to win at Coca-Cola Park, most probably with a bonus point, in order to qualify for an away semi-final spot. Zane Kirchner, Mornè Steyn, Flip van der Merwe, Juandrè Kruger and Francois Hougaard will all play in the competition for the first time this year.

Kirchner will start at fullback, Steyn will play at flyhalf and Kruger and Van der Merwe will lock the pack. Hougaard starts off the bench in a utility role which also allowed Pienaar the option of having five forwards on the bench.

Arno Botha, who joined the Springboks last week and missed the win over DHL Western Province, is back at No 8 and will be joined by a returning Jacques Potgieter, who played for the Blue Bulls in a solitary start three weeks ago.

The team is: Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Francois Venter, Bjorn Basson, Mornè Steyn, Jano Vermaak, Arno Botha, Jacques Potgieter, Dewald Potgieter (c), Flip van der Merwe, Juandrè Kruger, Werner Kruger, Willie Wepener, Mornè Mellett. REPLACEMENTS: Chiliboy Ralepelle, Frik Kirsten, Wilhelm Steenkamp, CJ Stander, Francois Hougaard, Louis Fouchè, Dean Greyling.

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