Van Zyl back for Blue Bulls

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:02
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Experienced scrumhalf Piet van Zyl is back for the Blue Bulls to play Western Province in a Currie Cup match at Newlands on Saturday.

Van Zyl was rested for the team's clash against the Sharks this past Wednesday and is amongst three changes in the backline by coach Nollis Marais for this away clash.
 
Kefentse Mahlo and Dries Swanepoel are also in the starting team.

Mahlo replaces Travis Ismaiel, Swanepoel comes in for Franco Naude and Van Zyl takes over from Andre Warner, who moves to the bench.
 
Marais left his pack of forwards unchanged, but did tweak his bench for the Cape Town clash.
 
Johan Grobbelaar comes in as replacement hooker, with Jaco Visagie still not 100 percent, while Duncan Matthews takes over from the promoted Swanepoel.
 
"This is tough," coach Nollis Marais said.

"We have a third hard match in a week, but we knew about it before the time, so could prepare for it. Playing WP in Cape Town is not an easy assignment, but we would love to think that these type of challenges will help to grow and develop the squad. We are certainly not travelling all the way to Cape Town to lose," Marais added.           
 
Blue Bulls: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Kefentse Mahlo, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tony Jantjies, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Johannes Prinsloo (captain), 5 Ruben van Heerden, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 John-Roy Jenkinson, 2 Jan-Henning Campher, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Matthys Basson, 18 Abongile Nonkontwana, 19 Shaun Adendorff, 20 Andre Warner, 21 John Jackson, 22 Duncan Matthews.
 
Date: Saturday, August 12
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Egon Seconds, Nathan Swartz
TMO: Joey Klaaste-Salmans

 

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