Bulls bring in a Stormer for Stormers
Bulls bring in a Stormer for StormersSHARE
Andre Warner will start at scrumhalf for the Bulls on Saturday, in this crucial clash at Newlands.
Cape Town-born Warner comes in for Ivan van Zyl, who will play off the bench.
The scrumhalf started the first four matches of the competition, before picking up an injury and has made some solid contributions off the bench since – including a try against the Rebels two weeks ago.
A number of player have been bracketed in a provisional team – the final selection depended on late fitness tests.
Adriaan Strauss will extend his South African record for Super Rugby matches to 153.
Bulls – provisional: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Johnny Kotze, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Divan Rossouw/Travis Ismaiel, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Thembelani Bholi/Marco van Staden, 7 Jason Jenkins/Thembelani Bholi, 6 Marco van Staden/Roelof Smit, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Rudolph Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Frans van Wyk/Nqobisiwe Mxoli, 18 Conrad van Vuuren, 19 Hendre Stassen/Roelof Smit, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Manie Libbok, 22-23 Divan Rossouw/Travis Ismaiel.
Date: Saturday, May 5
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 15.00 )13.00 GMT)
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant referees: Egon Seconds, Fhatuwani Rasivhenge
TMO: Willie Vos