Bulls back youth

Handré Pollard and William Small-Smith will make their first Vodacom Super Rugby starts for the Bulls against the Cheetahs at Loftus on Saturday.

Pollard replaces Jacques-Louis Potgieter at flyhalf, while Small-Smith comes in for JJ Engelbrecht at outside centre. Pollard and Small-Smith are both 21 years old.

In the only other change, Marcel van der Merwe will start at tighthead prop with Werner Kruger being used as impact player off the bench.

Bulls – 15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Grant Hattingh, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross, 5 Victor Matfield (c), 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Morné Mellett, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Wimpie van der Walt, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 23 JJ Engelbrecht.

Super Rugby teams (Round 12)

Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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Simon Borchardt