RECAP: Bulls v Sharks
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the Rainbow Cup SA Round Three match between the Bulls and Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.
Something will have to give as these sides clash in Pretoria looking to maintain their 100 percent starts.
The Bulls have a formidable record at this venue – having won 12 in a row here since going down to Jaguares in Super Rugby in February 2020.
Their sole loss in eight matches did come at the hand of the Sharks, though, albeit in Durban in March.
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Bulls: 15 David Kriel, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Marco Janse van Vuren, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
Replacements: 16 Schalk Erasmus, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Janko Swanepoel, 20 Elrigh Louw, 21 Zak Burger, 22 Chris Smith, 23 James Verity-Amm.
Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Jeremy Ward, 11 Werner Kok, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Fez Mbatha, 1 Ox Nche.
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Wiehahn Herbst 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Anthony Volmink.
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Griffon Colby, Paul Mente
TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen