Jenkins replaces Snyman for Final

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:17
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Jason Jenkins will start at lock for the Blue Bulls in Saturday's Currie Cup final against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Jenkins replaces the injured Rudolph Snyman in the only change to the starting team that edged Western Province in the semifinal last week.

Jenkins' place on the bench will be taken by Nic de Jager.

Ulrich Beyers also recovered in time from his shoulder knock and has been declared fit to start at fullback. 

In the other change to the matchday squad, Piet van Zyl replaces Ivan van Zyl as back-up scrumhalf, having recovered from concussion.

Blue Bulls: 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno Botha (captain), 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka. 
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Martin Dreyer, 18 Pierre Schoeman, 19 Nic de Jager, 20 Hanro Liebenberg, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Joshua Stander, 23 Bjorn Basson.

Date: Saturday, October 22
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 16.00 (14.00GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Marius Jonker

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