• Spies blow for Bulls

    Pierre Spies has been ruled out of the Vodacom Bulls' match against the Cheetahs on Friday night because of an elbow injury.

    Jacques Engelbrecht will therefore start at No 8, with Flip van der Merwe captaining the side.

    Wiaan Liebenberg comes on to the bench.

    Bulls – 15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Louis Fouché, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Flip van der Merwe (c), 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
    Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Victor Matfield, 20 Wiaan Liebenberg, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Handrè Pollard, 23 Ulrich Beyers.

    Super Rugby teams (Round 2)

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