Marcell Coetzee will make his first appearance since returning to the Vodacom Bulls in the Currie Cup match against the Sharks in Pretoria on Saturday.
Unable to play in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarter-finals, Coetzee will instead run out for the Vodacom Bulls when they host the high-flying Sharks in the Currie Cup on Saturday evening.
The kick off for Saturday’s clash has been adjusted to 5.30pm to accommodate the earlier Vodacom URC quarter-final between the Vodacom Bulls and Stormers.
The Vodacom Bulls have also welcomed back the services of Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi and experienced centre Marco Jansen van Vuren.
Zak Burger and veteran Morne Steyn form the halfback combination.
Young loose forward Reinhardt Ludwig retains the captaincy in a pack that sees hooker Jan-Hendrik Wessels flanked by tighthead prop Robert Hunt and loosehead Jacques van Rooyen in the front row.
Vodacom Bulls – 15 Juan Mostert, 14 Kabelo Mokoena, 13 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 12 Chris Smit, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Zak Burger, 8 WJ Steenkamp, 7 Reinhardt Ludwig (c), 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Charlie Ewels, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Robert Hunt, 2 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 1 Jacques du Plessis.
Subs: 16 Joe van Zyl, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Sebastian Lombard, 19 Merwe Olivier, 20 Mihlali Mosi, 21 Eugene Hare, 22 Cornal Hendricks, 23 Franco Knotze.
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