Milestone for Maku

Bandise Maku will play in his 50th Currie Cup match for the Vodacom Blue Bulls when they face the EP Kings at Loftus on Friday.

Maku retains his place at hooker for this match, with Bulls coach Nollis Marais making just one change in the pack as RG Snyman starts at lock in place of Marvin Orie.

At the back, Dries Swanepoel returns at centre, replacing Jan Serfontein, who has been called up by the Springboks.

Blue Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Lappies Labuschagne (c), 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Corniel Els, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Marvin Orie, 19 Ruan Steenkamp, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 William Small-Smith.

Photo: Louis Botha/Gallo Images

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Craig Lewis