Bulls suffer Gelant blow

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:33
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TEAM UPDATE: Bulls fullback Warrick Gelant has been pulled out of the side on the eve of their Super Rugby match against Hurricanes on Saturday. 

The 22-year-old, who was supposed to start alongside Travis Ishmael and Johnny Kotze in the Bulls' back three, sustained a knee injury.

Gelant will be replaced by Divan Rossouw.

The 21-year-old Namibian - who was originally named on the bench - will make his Super Rugby debut.

While wing Duncan Matthews will slot into Rossouw's spot on the bench.

Bulls - revised: 15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain ), 11 Johnny Kotze, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Rudolf Snyman, 3 Frans van Wyk, Jaco Visagie, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Conraad van Vuuren, 19 Nic de Jager, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Duncan Matthews.

Date: Saturday, February 24
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT; 04.15, Sunday, February 25 NZ time)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Stephen Geldenhuys (South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

 

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