Coach John Dobson has selected four Springbok squad members in his Western Province side to front the Blue Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.
Flyhalf Damian Willemse, No 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe and tighthead prop Wilco Louw have all been fast-tracked into Province’s run-on XV. Outside centre Ruhan Nel, who also travelled with the Boks to Pretoria last week, retains his place in the team.
Elsewhere in the backline, Dan du Plessis replaces Dan Kriel at inside centre and scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies comes in for Jano Vermaak.
There are a couple of changes on the bench, where Carlü Sadie, Chris Massyn and JJ Englebrecht make way for Neethling Fouché, Jaco Coetzee and Josh Stander.
Western Province – 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 SP Marais, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (c), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Ali Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Neethling Fouché, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Josh Stander.
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