Hougi rewarded for caning Cheetahs

Derick Hougaard will again wear 10 when the Bulls play the Brumbies at Loftus in the Vodacom Super 14 this weekend.

Coach Heyneke Meyer praised the pivot, who up until Friday evening in Bloemfontein had yet to rediscover a semblance of the form that took him to the World Cup in 2003.

“I thought he played well against the Cheetahs and his tactical kicking was excellent. I will definitely include him again,” Meyer told Beeld.

“Derick’s form against the Cheetahs was a highlight, and he placed his line kicks well.

“It was also good to see how he attacked the advantage line. I think Derick is on his way back.”

The only concerning aspect of Hougaard’s performance was his place kicking, but Meyer is not worried.

“He and the other players entrusted with kicking duties know they’ve got to work hard on their kicks at goal, but it’s still early in the season and I’m not too worried about that aspect.