Vodacom Bulls coach Jake White has unveiled a strong match-day squad for their pre-season warm-up against the Sharks at Loftus on Saturday.
White has loaded his squad with 13 Springboks, two Blitzboks and a number of former Junior Bok players.
The backline is headlined by Morne Steyn, Gio Aplon, Cornal Hendricks, Travis Ismaiel, Embrose Papier, Ivan van Zyl, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Stedman Gans.
Up front, captain Duane Vermeulen will feature alongside established players such as Arno Botha, Nizaam Carr, Jason Jenkins, Trevor Nyakane, Marco van Staden, Juandre Kruger andTim Agaba.
White has also selected several youngsters, including former SA U20 captain Muller Uys, while new recruits Jacques van Rooyen, Sintu Manjezi and Jan-Hendrik Wessels will also get a run in the Bulls jersey.
Bulls squad – Clinton Swart, Travis Ismaiel, Stedman Gans, Jacques van Rooyen, Kurt-lee Arendse, Corniel Els, Morne Steyn, Ivan van Zyl, Marco Jansen van Vuren, Jade Stighling, Stravino Jacobs, Duane Vermeulen (c), Arno Botha, Chris Smith, Marco van Staden, Ruan Nortje, David Kriel, Muller Uys, Jason Jenkins, Trevor Nyakane, Schalk Erasmus, Jan-Hendrick Wessels, Mornay Smith, Sintu Manjezi, Juandre Kruger, Nizaam Carr, Tim Agaba, Embrose Papier, Cornal Hendricks, Gio Aplon.
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