The inclusion of Trevor Nyakane is the only change to the Vodacom Bulls team for Saturday’s highly anticipated derby against the Stormers in Cape Town.
The Bok prop played off the bench in their opening encounter with the Sharks last week, but coach Pote Human has brought him into the starting XV this week.
The rest of the team is unchanged, but Human has altered his reserves to make it a 5-3 split on the bench to accommodate the selection of utility back Divan Rossouw.
‘Vodacom Super Rugby is extremely brutal, so when the tryline presents itself, we need to take full advantage of it. We cannot afford to fluff our opportunities,’ Human said.
‘We have the manpower to beat any team and we will take that mindset into our second South African derby in as many weeks.’
Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Abongile Nonkontwana, 6 Jeandre Rudolph, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Gerhard Steenkamp, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Ruan Nortje, 20 Wian Vosloo, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Divan Rossouw.
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