Starting role for Bok Murray
Waylon Murray (Gallo Images)
Pretoria - Blue Bulls centre Ulrich Beyers
has been ruled out of their clash against Western Province at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
The outside centre, who has been nursing an ankle injury this week, failed a late fitness test and will be replaced by Springbok Waylon Murray
in the starting line-up.
Murray, who played three Tests for the Boks in 2007, has shown great form when he has come off the bench and even in his start against the Cheetahs last week - a game the Bulls won 26-10 at home.
The Durban-born centre has settled pretty well in Pretoria amongst his new team-mates. His original place on the bench will be filled by the talented mid-fielder, William Small-Smith
Small-Smith has represented the Blue Bulls U21s, and won medals with the Blitzbokke and Junior Boks.
Kick-off is at 17:05 on Saturday.Teams:Blue Bulls:
15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Sampie Mastriet
, 13 Ulrich Beyers
, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Akona Ndungane, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige
, 8 Jono Ross
(captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg
, 5 Grant Hattingh
, 4 Paul Willemse
, 3 Frik Kirsten
, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.
Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku
, 17 Dean Greyling
, 18 David Bullbring
, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht
, 20 21 Lohan Jacobs, 22 Waylon Murray
, 23 Clayton Blommetjies
15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Michael Rhodes
, 6. Rynhardt Elstadt 5. De Kock Steenkamp (captain), 4. Taz Fuzani, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Michael Willemse, 17. Brok Harris
, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Rohan Kitshoff, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Gary van Aswegen, 22. Michael van der Spuy