Visser earns a start for Bulls

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:50
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Utility back Jürgen Visser will start on the wing for the Bulls in their Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

Utility back Jürgen Visser will start on the wing for the Bulls in their Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

Visser, whose Super Rugby debut came off the bench last weekend in the win against the Blues, replaces Lionel Mapoe on the left wing.

Mapoe picked up a shoulder injury in that match.

The rest of the side remains unchanged, but Visser's spot on the bench will be taken by Jan Serfontein.

"We got the momentum we wanted on tour with the good win against the Blues," coach Frans Ludeke said.

"By naming the same side bar the injury, we hope to continue the way we finished against the Blues. We will need a good performance against a very good side."

Captain Pierre Spies was happy that they are on the front foot.

"We started the tour we wanted and now need to make it work for us," Spies said.

"We came close here in the past and now must try and get that rare win in Christchurch."

Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Jürgen Visser, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandrè Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Morné Mellett.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Jacques Potgieter, 20 Francois Hougaard, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 Jan Serfontein.

Date: Saturday, March 16
Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 19.35 (08.35 SA time; 06.35 GMT)
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Kane McBride (New Zealand)
TMO: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)

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