Bulls unchanged for Waratahs

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:33
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Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has named an unchanged starting line-up for their clash with the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.
 

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has named an unchanged starting line-up for their clash with the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.

Captain Flip van der Merwe has been passed fit to play after struggling with a bicep injury and will line up alongside veteran Victor Matfield in the second row.

Fullback Jurgen Visser has recovered from a foot injury to take his place in the side but  wing Akona Ndungane is still sidelined with a hamstring complaint, although Ludeke says that he has made good progress.

The only change to the match-day squad sees scrumhalf Rudy Paige come onto the replacements bench in place of utility back Ulrich Beyers.

The Bulls lost both of their games in New Zealand and will be looking to turn their tour around against a Waratahs side coming off a disappointing loss to the Force in Perth last week.

Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 Johannes Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Pieter van Zyl, 8 Grant Hattingh, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Phillip van der Merwe (captain), 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Marcel van der Merwe, 18 Paul Willemse, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 William Small-Smith, 21 Handré Pollard, 22 Rudy Paige, 23 Morné Mellet.

Date: Saturday, April 19
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 19.40 (09.40 GMT; 11.40 SAST)
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant referees: James Leckie (Australia), Ed Martin (Australia)
TMO: Peter Marshall (Australia)

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