Bulls add some Bok beef for Crusaders

Wed, 03 May 2017 11:00

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok Jacques Potgieter has been named in the Bulls' starting XV to play the Crusaders at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Potgieter started in the opening two matches of the Super Rugby season, before he suffered concussion and only returned to action - where he played off the bench - in the last two matches.

He replaces Jannes Kirsten at flank, with the latter moving to the replacement bench.

Jan Serfontein, who was rested last week, is also named on the bench.

Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Nick de Jager, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements:  16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Rudolph Snyman, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Francois Brummer, 23 Jan Serfontein.

Date: Saturday, May 6
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT; 03.15, Sunday May 7, NZ time)
Referee: Nic Berry (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), AJ Jacobs (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

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