Jake White has named an extended squad in preparation for the Vodacom Bulls’ Currie Cup clash with the Lions at Loftus on Wednesday.
The group is larger than normal mainly because the team are still awaiting a few Covid-19 test results.
The squad will be trimmed and the match-day 23 will be finalised as soon as possible.
‘It’s been an interesting and challenging season, to say the least, with the past two weeks probably being our most testing yet,’ White said.
‘We haven’t had a lot of time together following the isolation protocols, which doesn’t make it ideal going into a crunch game like this one. Having said that, we’re just excited to be able to play again and get our campaign back on track.’
Kick-off is at 4pm on Wednesday and will be televised live on SuperSport Grandstand and all the other rugby channels.
Bulls extended match-day squad – Lizo Gqoboka, Schalk Erasmus, Trevor Nyakane, Jan Uys, Ruan Nortje, Marco van Staden, Elrigh Louw, Duane Vermeulen, Embrose Papier, Chris Smith, Stravino Jacobs, Cornal Hendricks, Marnus Potgieter, Jay-Cee Nel, David Kriel, Johan Grobbelaar, Jacques van Rooyen, Marcel van der Merwe, Walt Steenkamp, Arno Botha, Tim Agaba, Ivan van Zyl, Morne Steyn, Keagan Johannes, David Kellerman, Jade Stighling, Jan-Hendrik Wessels, Joe van Zyl.
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