Multiple changes for Bulls

Hanro Liebenberg will captain a Bulls side that contains seven changes in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Highlanders in Pretoria.

Liebenberg, who missed last weekend's record defeat to the Crusaders due to a hamstring strain, comes back into the team ahead of Renaldo Bothma.

Regular captain Adriaan Strauss is unavailable due to a foot injury and his place is taken by Jaco Visagie. Prop Lizo Gqoboka, lock RG Snyman, Jannes Kirsten and Ruan Steenkamp are the other additions to the pack, at the expense of Pierre Schoeman, Lood de Jager, Jacques Potgieter and Nick de Jager.

In the back division, an injury to wing Travis Ismaiel sees youngster Jade Stighling slot into the back three alongside alongside Warrick Gelant and Jamba Ulengo.

There is also a potential Super Rugby debut on the cards for Tony Jantjies, who has been named on the bench in place of the injured Francois Brummer.

Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (c), 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Pierre Schoeman, 18 Coenraad van Vuuren, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Nic de Jager, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Tony Jantjies, 23 Jan Serfontein.

Super Rugby teams (Round 12)

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