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Carr starts as White reveals strong Bulls team

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has revealed his team to face Ospreys in a United Rugby Championship Round Eight clash at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.


Springbok flank Nizaam Carr will start in the No.6 jersey after he recently rejoined the Bulls from English club Wasps.

Wasps recently went into administration and were suspended from England’s top domestic competition.

Carr will be joined in the back row by Elrigh Louw and WJ Steenkamp.

Ruan Nortje, who was unveiled as the new captain this week, will partner Janko Swanepoel in the second row.

The front row will consist of Francois Klopper, Bismarck du Plessis and Gerhard Steenekamp.

In the backline, Chris Smith gets the all-important No.10 jersey and his halfback partner will be Embrose Papier.


Lionel Mapoe and Harold Vorster will form a settled midfield combination.

Wandisile Simelane will start at fullback with David Kriel and Stravino Jacobs on the wings.

Bulls: 15 Wandisile Simelane, 14 David Kriel, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 WJ Steenkamp, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Ruan Nortje (captain), 4 Janko Swanepoel, 3 Francois Klopper, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
Replacements: 16 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Mornay Smith, 19 Ruan Vermaak, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Zak Burger, 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Marco Jansen van Vuren.

Date: Saturday, November 26
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 UK & Ireland time; 13.00 GMT)
Referee: Ben Blain (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa) & Griffin Colby (South Africa)
TMO: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)


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