New front row for Bulls

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:22
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais made four changes and included Jacobie Adriaanse at tighthead prop in his side that will face Boland Cavaliers in Wellington on Saturday. 

The prop missed last weekend's win over Griquas due to injury, but has been restored to the starting team to contest the Blue Bulls last Currie Cup fixture of the season and will face the team he first represented in 2008.

Adriaanse replaces Martin Dreyer, who drops to the bench, with Jon-Roy Jenkinson missing the trip to Cape Town.

Marais also changed the rest of his front row. Bandise Maku and Jaco Visagie rotates again and Lizo Gqoboka comes in for Pierre Schoeman as part of their rotational policy.

In an enforced change at the back, Bjorn Basson replaces Travis Ismaiel, who is nursing a groin. Divan Rossouw comes in for Basson on the bench.

Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais urged his side to hit the ground running in Wellington.

Hanro Liebenberg will again lead the team from the base of the scrum. 

Blue Bulls: 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 7 Nic de Jager, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rudolph Snyman, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Lizo Gqoboka. 
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Martin Dreyer, 18 Jason Jenkins, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Andre Warner, 21 Joshua Stander, 22 Divan Rossouw.

Date: Friday, September 23
Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Aimee Barrett
TMO: Joey Klaaste-Salmans
 

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