Unchanged Bulls to face Griquas

Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais has retained the same starting XV for Saturday’s match against Griquas in Pretoria.

After the Bulls opened their Currie Cup campaign with an impressive 57-19 win over the Cheetahs last weekend, it’s understandable that Marais has seen no reason to tinker with a winning combination.

There is only one change on the bench where fit-again Dayan van der Westhuizen replaces Nqoba Mxoli, who will return to the U21 side.

‘We would like to improve every week,’ Marais said. ‘We did some satisfying things last weekend and I was quite pleased by the way we created and finished off try-scoring opportunities. Some elements of our game were not good, though, and we will be looking to get better in those areas.’

Blue Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Lappies Labuschagne (c), 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Subs: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 18 RG Snyman, 19 Roelof Smit, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 Dries Swanepoel.

Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images

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