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Moodie takes centre stage for Bulls

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has made a number of changes to his team to face the Dragons in Newport on Saturday.


In the backline, Springbok young gun Canan Moodie moves from the wing to the midfield and his partner will be Harold Vorster.

The back three will consist of Kurt-Lee Arendse, Sebastian de Klerk, and Willie le Roux.

Chris Smith will control things from the No.10 jersey and his halfback partner will be Zak Burger.

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In the pack, Marcell Coetzee (co-captain), Mpilo Gumede and Marco van Staden will form the loose trio with Ruan Nortje (co-captain) and Ruan Vermaak in the second row once again.

Springbok prop Wilco Louw will headline a front row which also includes Jan-Hendrik Wessels and Gerhard Steenekamp


Bulls: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sebastian de Klerk, 13 Canan Moodie, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Marcell Coetzee (co-captain), 7 Mpilo Gumede, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje (co-captain), 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Jan-Hendrik Wessell, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
Replacements: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Morne Smith, 19 Reinhardt Ludwig, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Johan Goosen, 23 Devon Williams.

Date: Saturday, March 23
Venue: Rodney Parade, Newport
Kick-off: 19.35 (19.35 GMT; 21.35 SAST)
Referee: Eoghan Cross (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Ben Breakspear (Wales), Elgan Williams (Wales)
TMO: Mark Patton (Ireland)

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