Hodge returns for Rebels

Rebels coach Dave Wessels has made four changes to his starting XV to face the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

Wallabies centre Reece Hodge has recovered from a hamstring injury and will start in the midfield alongside Tom English.

Michael Ruru, a new addition from the Force, comes in for the injured Will Genia to make his first start.

There are two changes among the forwards, with flank Angus Cottrell replacing Richard Hardwick, and Matt Philip coming into the second row in place of Geoff Parling, who drops to the bench.

Rebels – 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Jack Maddocks, 13 Tom English, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Michael Ruru, 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Angus Cottrell, 6 Ross Haylett-Petty, 5 Adam Coleman (c), 4 Matt Philip, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Tetera Faulkner.
Subs: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Fereti Sa’aga, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Geoff Parling, 20 Richard Hardwick, 21 Harrison Goddard, 22 Billy Meakes, 23 Sefa Naivalu.

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