• Bulls rotate two for Pumas

    The Blue Bulls have made two changes for their crunch clash against the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.

    Both changes are rotational, with Callie Visagie and Rudy Paige being restored to the starting lineup in place of Bongi Mbonambi and Piet van Zyl respectively.

    'We need to win to stay in the competition, so we approach this as a knock-out match,' said coach Frans Ludeke. 'We are in a fortunate position that we had very little interruption in our preparations this week with injuries, so the squad could really focus on the task awaiting us.

    'The Pumas have shown to be formidable opponents at home and this will be a huge challenge. We showed good tenacity and character last week and we will need more of the same in Nelspruit.'

    Blue Bulls – 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Rudy Paige,, 8 Jono Ross, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
    Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Morné Mellet, 18 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 19 Wiaan Liebenberg, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Tian Schoeman, 22 Jesse Kriel.

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