Bulls rush captain Odendaal back
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Bulls head coach Pote Human has revealed his team to face the Reds in their Super Rugby Round Seven encounter in Brisbane on Saturday.
Bulls captain Burger Odendaal returns to the starting team after an injury that kept him sidelined for two weeks.
The only other change made by Human is positional with Johnny Kotze reverting back to outside centre, freeing up the No.12 jersey for Odendaal.
The last 13 Super Rugby matches between the two teams have been won by the home team.
The last four meetings in Brisbane have been won by the Reds albeit by seven points or less which bodes well for the Bulls who are out to earn their first win in Brisbane since 2004.
Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Muller Uys, 7 Josh Strauss, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Ian Groenewald , 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Replacements: 16 Corniel Els, 17 Gerhard Steenekamp, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Ryno Pieterse, 20 Ruan Steenkamp, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Morné Steyn, 23 Divan Rossouw.
Date: Saturday, March 14
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 18.15 (10.15 SA time; 08.15 GMT)
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Graham Cooper (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)