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White reveals replacements for injured Boks

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has revealed his team to face Benetton in Saturday’s United Rugby Championship quarterfinal at Loftus Versfeld.


There are two injury-enforced changes to the starting XV that did duty against the Sharks in Durban last weekend.

In the pack, Nizaam Carr comes in to take over the No.6 jersey from fellow Bok loose forward Marco van Staden.

The other change is in the backline where Canan Moodie was also ruled out because of injury. His place on the wing is taken by Sebastian de Klerk.

With Carr and De Klerk promoted to the starting line-up, Jannes Kirsten and Sergeal Petersen have been included on the bench this week.

The Bulls faced Benetton in Pretoria a few weeks ago with the home side coming out on top with a 56-35 victory.

Bulls: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sebastian de Klerk, 13 David Kriel, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Cameron Hanekom, 7 Elrigh Louw, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Ruan Nortje (captain), 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Francois Klopper, 19 Reinhardt Ludwig, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21 Keagan Johannes, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Sergeal Petersen.


Date: Saturday, July 8
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 15.30 (13.30 GMT; 15.30 Italy time)
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Sam Grove-White (Scotland) and Adam Jones (Wales)
TMO: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

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