Bulls rest Strauss

Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss will not travel with the Bulls to Buenos Aires to play the Jaguares on Saturday.

Strauss has been rested for the clash following the Boks' three-Test series against Ireland.

The Bulls will also be without prop Trevor Nyakane and lock RG Snyman, who picked up ankle injuries playing for the Springboks and South Africa A respectively.

Included in the touring squad are loose forward Renaldo Bothma and prop Nqobisizwe Mxoli, who are set to make their Bulls Super Rugby debuts should they be included in the match-day squad. Bothma has previously played Super Rugby for the Sharks.

Bulls squad – SP Marais, Travis Ismaiel, Jamba Ulengo, Burger Odendaal, Dan Kriel, Jesse Kriel, Dries Swanepoel, Francois Brummer, Tian Schoeman, Rudy Paige, Piet van Zyl, Arno Botha, Lappies Labuschagne, Renaldo Bothma, Roelof Smit, Jannes Kirsten, Marvin Orie, Jason Jenkins, Marcel van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Nqobisizwe Mxoli, Pierre Schoeman, Lizo Gqoboka, Jaco Visagie, Bandise Maku.

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