Kriel at centre for Bulls

Jesse Kriel will start at outside centre for the Bulls against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Kriel will partner with Burder Odendaal in midfield, while Francois Brummer and Rudy Paige are the halfback pairing. 

In the absence of Adriaan Strauss, flank Lappies Labuschagne will captain the team and Bandise Maku will start at hooker. 

With a five-three split on the bench favouring the forwards, former Sharks loose forward Renaldo Bothma earns a spot among the reserves and could make his first appearance for the Bulls if he is used.

Bulls – 15 SP Marais,14  Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Lappies Labuschagne (c), 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Pierre Schoeman, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Renaldo Bothma, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dries Swanepoel.

Super Rugby teams (Round 15)

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