Ross gets captain's armband

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:18
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Bulls flank Jono Ross has been named as captain of an experienced group of players who travel to Windhoek to face the Namibia on Saturday.

Bulls flank Jono Ross has been named as captain of an experienced group of players who travel to Windhoek to face the Namibia on Saturday. 
 
Namibia came from behind last week to defeat Western Province in a friendly set to aid them in their push for World Cup qualification.
 
"That result certainly proved the quality of the Namibians," Blue Bulls Company High Performance Manager Xander Janse van Rensburg said.
 
"We respect them as tough opponents and will have to perform pretty well if we want to win.
 
"We are aware of the fact that we have a big number of supporters in Namibia and are keen to travel there, but we also know very well how tough this match will be."
 
Bulls squad: Bandise Maku, Basil Short, Bjorn Basson, Bongi Mbonambi, Burger Odendaal, Christiaan de Bruin, Clyde Davids, Marvin Orie, Grant Hattingh, Jacques du Plessis, Jacques Engelbrecht, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Jono Ross (captain), Jurgen Visser, Morné Mellett, Paul Willemse, Piet van Zyl, Rudy Paige, Roelof Smit, Ryan Nell, Ulrich Beyers, Werner Kruger, William Small-Smith, Sampie Mastriet, Travis Ismaiel, Juan Schoeman.
 
The Blue Bulls squad to play the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Friday has also been named.
 
The Blue Bulls squad: Jacques Rossouw, Kefense Mahlo, Jade Stigling, Leighton van Wyk, Marquite September, Kobus Marais, Carlo Engelbrecht, Andrè Warner, Joshua Stander, Ganfried May, Ruan Steenkamp (captain), Corne Cooper, Chris Massyn, Irne Herbst, Schalk van Heerden, Neetling Fouchè, Jan Enslin, Justin Forwood, Sidney Tobias, Andrew Beerwinkel, Johan Bannink, Jason Jenkins, Carel Swart. 
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