Engelbrecht back for Bulls

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made just one change to his side for their match against the Stormers at Loftus on Saturday.

The Bulls kept their play-off hopes alive with a come-from-behind 26-21 victory over the Cheetah's last weekend, and the players have been rewarded for that showing.

In the team's only change, William Small-Smith makes way for JJ Engelbrecht in the midfield. Handré Pollard has retained the No 10 jersey in which he showed both glimpses of potential and inexperience last week, and it will be interesting to keep an eye on his combination with Francois Hougaard.

The Bulls remain just two points outside the play-off spots and nothing short of a win will do against the struggling Stormers, as they look to keep up the pressure on those above them.

Bulls – 15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Grant Hattingh, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross, 5 Victor Matfield (c), 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Morné Mellett, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Wimpie van der Walt, 21 Rudy Paige, 20 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 21 William Small-Smith.

Super Rugby teams (Round 13)

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