Key players missing as Bulls reveal squad for Italy trip
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: The Bulls have announced a 28-man squad that will travel to Italy for the Rainbow Cup Final.
The Bulls will face Italian club Benetton at the Stadio di Monigo on Saturday.
The travelling party will be headlined by new captain Marcell Coetzee and is made up of 16 forwards and 12 backs.
The Bulls will be without a few key players. Morne Steyn, Trevor Nyakane and Marco van Staden have linked up with the Springbok squad in Bloemfontein.
Benetton, captained by former Stormers scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage, booked their final spot last week after their match against Ospreys was called off due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Italians were awarded the match points and sealed the northern section of the Rainbow Cup.
The Bulls clinched a spot in the showpiece with a 34-22 win over the Sharks on Saturday.
Jake White’s charges only needed one log point from their final match of the league stage but managed to overcome two yellow cards and score four tries against a determined Sharks team in Durban.
Bulls travelling squad:
Forwards: Lizo Gqoboka, Gerhard Steenekamp, Johan Grobbelaar, Schalk Erasmus, Sydney Tobias, Jacques Van Rooyen, Mornay Smith, Robert Hunt, Ruan Nortje, Janko Swanepoel, Jan Uys, Walt Steenkamp, WJ Steenkamp, Muller Uys, Marcell Coetzee, Nizaam Carr.
Backs: Ivan Van Zyl, Zak Burger, Keagan Johannes, Chris Smith, Clinton Swart, Cornal Hendricks, Marco Janse van Vuren, Stravino Jacobs, Madosh Tambwe, Dawid Kellerman, Gio Aplon, David Kriel.