Bulls rotate pack for Griquas

Coach Nollis Marais has made three changes to the Bulls starting XV ahead of Friday's game against Griquas at Loftus.

In the only enforced change, flanker Roelof Smit will make his run-on debut in place of Ruan Steenkamp, who is nursing a hip injury.

Hooker Jaco Visagie swaps places with Bandise Maku, who drops to the bench, and Pierre Schoeman starts at loosehead with Lizo Gqoboka rotating to the reserves.

Jannes Kirsten and Jason Jenkins will make their return from injury via the bench, while Bjorn Basson has been bracketed with Divan Rossouw. Basson will undergo a fitness test later in the week.

Blue Bulls – 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Nic de Jager, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Martin Dreyer, 18 Jason Jenkins, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Andre Warner, 21 Joshua Stander, 22 Bjorn Basson/Divan Rossouw.

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