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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.

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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

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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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