Cornal Hendricks and Trevor Nyakane have returned to the Vodacom Bulls starting lineup for their Preparation Series clash with the Stormers in Pretoria on Friday.
Besides Nyakane coming in at prop, Ruan Nortje and Marco van Staden return at lock and openside flank, respectively.
Hendriks and Stedman Gans resume their midfield partnership with Marco Jansen van Vuren shifting to left wing.
Richard Kriel replaces his brother, David, at fullback with the latter being rested.
The bench also has an influx of experience as Johan Grobbelaar, Jacques van Rooyen, Blitzbok Tim Agaba and Springbok Morne Steyn are all set to add fresh legs later in the match.
#BullsFamily here is your team to take on the DHL Stormers at Loftus tomorrow evening 💪
— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) March 18, 2021
Bulls – 15 Richard Kriel, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Stedman Gans, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Werner Gouws, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Janko Swanepoel, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Joe van Zyl, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
Subs: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Jan Uys, 20 Tim Agaba, 21 Keagan Johannes, 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Diego Appollis, 24 Nolan Pienaar, 25 Raynard Roets, 26 Marnus Potgieter.
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