Bulls v Brumbies

July 27, 2013
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The Bulls are playing for a possible home final.  Jake returns to South Africa in the hope of making it to the final and win his first trophy as a coach since 2007.

Recent results:
2013: Brumbies won 23-20, Canberra
2012: Bulls won 36-34, Pretoria
2010: Bulls won 50-32, Pretoria
2009: Brumbies won 32-31, Canberra
2008: Bulls won 28-17, Pretoria
2007: Bulls won 19-7, Canberra
2006: Brumbies won 27-21, Pretoria


Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Morné Mellett, 19 Paul Willemse, 20 Jono Ross, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Jürgen Visser.

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Clyde Rathbone, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 George Smith, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Siliva Siliva, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Fotu Auelua, 19 Colby Faingaa, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Andrew Smith, 22 Joseph Tomane.

Date: Saturday, July 27
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17.05 (15.05 GMT; 01.05 AEST, Sunday, July 28)
Expected weather: Sunny and mild with a 16km/h westerly wind. High of 22°C and low of 7°C
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa), Marius Jonker (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

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  1. avatar Bekke says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Well done Jake!!!! Vat so vuilgat, windgat koeie!!!!

  2. avatar Bekke says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Waar is ou suurgat Oregan? Jake wys jou nog ‘n dikke, drol!!

  3. avatar Boertjie says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Must be Joubert’s worst game ever.
    The poor refereeing is truly becoming
    a joke.
    However the result did not come as a
    surprise for me. A side with 14 Boks!

  4. avatar biltongbek says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    The Problem is not the fact that the side has 14 Boks, the question is how many of them should be Boks?

  5. avatar Bekke says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Well, they have still been the best team in SA this year, unless you can reason that their draw benefitted them. And remember that fewer than a handful of the Brumbies will even make Oz team… I predict a sad few weeks ahead for us Bok supporters (to think that england 2nd team has comprehensively beaten Argies twice earlier…)

  6. avatar biltongbek says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    The Argie team was a second string team.

  7. avatar Americano says:
    July 28th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    No way Bekke. SA to sweep TRC. This is not last years team. There is a new sheriff in town and he goes by the name Messerschmitt. Zee Bulls are not the national side.

    Brumbies more kinetic. Zee Bulls seemed entitled.
    Leliafano out Morne Steyned Morne Steyn. George Smith was a sage at the breakdown.

    Jake White is the Maharishi of rugby coaching & Australia will only recognize this after the world cup. Till then they are left to steep in the ick that is Ewen McKenzie.

  8. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    July 28th, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Glad I decided not to stay up for the game as I suspected that Jake is smarter than the best we have.

    The aussies must be kicking themselves choosing Ewen the unoriginal game copier and selecting the team already. Wahahahaha

    No hope in hell they said and Smith is no fetcher my ass, why would you retread a slow oldie other than the break down.

    And Basson coming off the line did he learn from Habadonna and JDV?

    Me thinks we are in for a torrid time in the test if we select some of these unthinking types.

    At least Steyns percentages was not an issue.

    Well done Brumbies and Jake. Now lets see if its was just local knowledge or if you a really a great coach against the Chiefs.

  9. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    July 28th, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Imagine if the Stormers or Sharks signed Jake? Stormers have a kak coach and Sharks are in for a down spiral as the dreaded nepotism takes root under Smith.

    SARU eat you arse useless knobs.

    Time for morning surf.

  10. avatar Aldo says:
    July 28th, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I think Dewald Potgieter is still kicking himself for not taking the points on 2 rather easy kicks and one long range penalty.

    But in saying that, I am extremely proud of the Bulls. Would never have seen them winning the SA conference with the team they had at their disposal, it is in essence still a team finding it’s feet. And coming within 2 minutes of winning a close semi final where the teams were very closely matched. Good game, but the Brumbies deserved the win on their first half performance. Bulls came back ectremely well in the second half, but it wasnt to be. Cant wait for the trc to begin!

  11. avatar Aldo says:
    July 28th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    As for Joubert, he made a couple of errors, the biggest allowing Ben Alexander to bind on Greyling’s arm at every scrum and dropping his bind to scrum in and also not calling for a tv review on the first try of the Brumbies, the last pass behind the back seemed forward, but still never should’ve happened if the Bulls defended properly. All in all Im happy with Joubert’s handling off the game.

  12. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    July 28th, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Mug Punter WTF are you on about… Brendan Venter is one of the most accomplished coaches in RSA rugby!

    Nepotism… what fucking nepotism… things are moving in the right direction in Durban… finally!

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