Smit, Ismaiel set for Bulls return

Roelof Smit and Travis Ismaiel will start for the Bulls against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday if they pass late fitness tests.

Smit, who missed last Saturday’s loss against the Highlanders with a concussion, has been bracketed with Jason Jenkins and should he return, Marco van Staden will shift to No 8 with Thembelani Bholi taking Jenkins’ place on the blindside.

Meanwhile, Ismaiel, who came off the bench against the Highlanders, could replace Divan Rossouw in the starting XV in the only potential change to the backline.

Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Johnny Kotze, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (c), 11 Divan Rossouw/Travis Ismaiel, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 André Warner, 8 Thembelani Bholi/Marco van Staden, 7 Jason Jenkins/Thembelani Bholi, 6 Marco van Staden/Roelof Smit, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs (TBC): Jaco Visagie, Frans van Wyk/Nqobisiwe Mxol, Conrad van Vuuren, Hendre Stassen/Roelof Smit, Ivan van Zyl,Manie Libbok, Divan Rossouw/Travis Ismaiel.

Photo: Christiaan Kotze/Backpagepix

Post by