Jake White has opted for consistency in the Vodacom Bulls backline while making a handful of changes up front for the Round 4 clash against Edinburgh on Saturday.
Chris Smith earns a starting berth at flyhalf as the only change to the backline that faced Cardiff. He replaces the injured Johan Goosen, while Morne Steyn has been brought in to provide cover off the bench.
The forwards welcome back Lizo Gqoboka and Mornay Smith as the starting props, while a new-look loose trio will see captain Marcell Coetzee playing alongside blindside flanker Arno Botha with Muller Uys at No 8.
Botha and Uys start at the expense of Jacques du Plessis and Elrigh Louw – the latter dropping to the bench.
“It’s been quite an experience for our squad in these past four weeks in the UK, adapting to the Vodacom United Rugby Championship – new opposition and unfamiliar conditions,” said White, Bulls director of rugby.
“Edinburgh is a top side that is well-coached, with a number of international players. We expect another challenging encounter against a competitive opposition. We look forward to ending off this tour on a high note.”
The match kicks off at 6.15pm SA time, and it will be televised on SuperSport.
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