VIDEO: Bulls name powerful team for WP clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Blue Bulls head coach Pote Human has named a powerful team to face Western Province in a Currie Cup Round One clash at Newlands on Saturday.
Springbok lock Lodewyk de Jager will get much-needed game time ahead of the Rugby Championship as he gets the No.5 jersey.
There is also a start for Springbok scrumhalf Embrose Papier who his part of dangerous-looking backline.
Divan Rossouw starts at fullback with Cornal Hendricks and Rosko Specman on the wings. Johnny Kotze and captain Burger Odendaal make up the midfield.
Manie Libbok gets the all-important No.10 jersey for the clash.
In the pack, Tim Agaba is at No.8 and with Wian Vosloo and Ruan Steenkamp completing the back row. Ruan Nortjie will partner De Jager in the second row.
The front row consists of Wiehahn Herbst, Jaco Visagie and Simphiwe Matanzima.
— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) July 10, 2019
Blue Bulls: 15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Tim Agaba, 7 Wian Vosloo, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Ruan Nortjie, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Jaco Visagie 1 Simphiwe Matanzima.
Replacements: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Matthys Basson, 18 Conraad van Vuuren, 19 Jean Droste, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Dylan Sage.
Date: Saturday, July 13
Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.GMT)
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Jabian Jeftha
TMO: Joey Klaaste-Salmans