Two of South African rugby’s meanest blindside flanks will go head-to-head when the Lions host the Vodacom Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Elrigh Louw and Marco van Staden both return to the starting lineup as the @Vodacom Bulls named a heavily changed team to face the Lions in Pretoria on Saturday. #URC
Elrigh Louw will captain a strong Vodacom Bulls team in the north-south derby clash with the DHL Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.
Vodacom Bulls No 8 Elrigh Louw was cleared on Thursday to play in the Currie Cup semi-final against the Free State Cheetahs, despite being sent off in the quarter-finals.
Loose forwards Elrigh Louw and Nizaam Carr have their sights trained on the Currie Cup trophy as the Vodacom Bulls shoot for a strong finish to a disappointing season.
SARugbymag.co.za readers have voted Evan Roos, not Bok hardman Duane Vermeulen, as South Africa’s best No 8.
Springbok loose forward Elrigh Louw, DHL Stormers wing Leolin Zas and hooker JJ Kotze were called up to the South Africa ‘A’ squad on Friday as injury replacements.
The Springbok selectors have called up a replacement for the injured Elrigh Louw ahead of the three-day training camp in Stellenbosch.
Vodacom Bulls coach Jake White was cautiously optimistic about Elrigh Louw’s ankle injury after their 44-22 win over Benetton in Treviso.
Elrigh Louw is set for a recall when the Springboks clash with Argentina in Buenos Aires in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.