New recruit James Verity-Amm will make his first appearance for the Bulls at fullback in the Rainbow Cup clash against the Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Bulls have welcomed back a wealth of experience as director of rugby Jake White named his matchday squad to battle the Lions.
The backs are headlined by new recruit Verity-Amm who gets his first opportunity in the blue jersey at fullback. Verity-Amm recently joined the Bulls from the Griquas after starring for the Kimberley side in Super Rugby Unlocked and the Currie Cup.
Verity-Amm is joined by Madosh Tambwe and the returning Stravino Jacobs in the back three. Jacobs has recovered from a finger injury.
James Verity-Amm to the Bulls. Joins Zak Burger who also made the move from the Griquas. pic.twitter.com/J7rB2Z4wYN
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Marco Jansen van Vuren links up with Springbok Cornal Hendricks in the midfield with Chris Smith entrusted with organising the backline at flyhalf alongside Springbok scrumhalf Embrose Papier.
Nizaam Carr continues as captain in the absence of fellow Springbok Duane Vermeulen while the flank duo of Elrigh Louw and Marco van Staden will undoubtedly cause havoc for their Jukskei neighbours.
The front row is one of raw talent as Mornay Smith and Gerhard Steenekamp will prop up hooker Johan Grobbelaar.
The replacement bench is not short of experience either as Springbok prop Lizo Gqoboka and the Policeman, Jacques van Rooyen, will bring fresh legs to the forward pack alongside lock Walt Steenkamp and Springbok loose forward Arno Botha.
Kick-off for the match is at 7pm.
🚨 TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
Here is your team to take on the Emirates Lions at Loftus Versfeld 💪
— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) April 30, 2021