Bulle announce Super 15 squad
January 10, 2013, 10:18:31
Ex Rugga Info
The Bulls confirmed today that Victor Matfield would be their new Forwards and Attack Coach for the 2013 Super Rugby season and also named Derick Hougaard as a skills and kicking coach. Pine Pienaar has also been promoted to the Super Rugby coaching staff and will assume the position of Defense Coach.
Matfield will no longer be seen on Supersport because of his new role. Who would you like to see filling his position? (One can only hope!)
“Someone like Victor has so much experience to give back to our players and I am very excited to work with one of the sharpest rugby minds in the business,” said Blue Bulls head coach Frans Ludeke. (Wee matfield must have a sharp mind to have fooled so many for so long - imaginge anyone believing a 106 kg guy can effectively play lock - that takes some conning!!!)
The Bulls wider training group roster for 2013 is:
Akona Ndungane, Arno Botha, Basil Short, Bjorn Basson, Bongi Mbonambi, Callie Visagie, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Clayton Blommetjies, Corne Cooper, Cornell Hess, Dawie Steyn, Daniel Kriel, Dean Greyling, Deon Stegmann, Dewald Potgieter, Flip van der Merwe, Francois Hougaard, Francois Venter, Frik Kirsten, Grant Hattingh, Handrè Pollard, Hencus van Wyk, Jan Serfontein, Jano Vermaak, Jacques Potgieter, Jacques du Plessis, Jean Cook, Jesse Kriel, JJ Engelbrecht, Juandrè Kruger (?), Jürgen Visser, Juan Schoeman, Lionel Mapoe, Lohan Jacobs, Louis Fouchè, Marcel van der Merwe, Marvin Orie, Mike Williams, Mornè Mellett, Mornè Steyn*, Paul Willemse, Pierre Spies*, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Ruan Snyman, Rudy Paige, Sampie Mastriet, Schalk van Heerden, Shaun Adendorff, Tiaan Schoeman, Tony Jantjies, Travis Ismaiel, Ulrich Beyers, Werner Kruger, Wiaan Liebenberg, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Willie Wepener, William Small-Smith, Wynand Olivier, Zane Kirchner
This again is a pretty good squad. Bulle have again bought players to carry them forward. Little reason for them not to make top six with squad like that although I wonder if their coaching staff is up to it. Wee matfield hopefully will be a far better caich than he was a player!