Currie Cup

Stander to start for Bulls

2012-09-25 16:38
CJ Stander (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar named CJ Stander at No 8 in a reshuffled loose trio combination for his side's Currie Cup match against the Sharks in Durban on Friday.

With Jacques Potgieter being recalled to the Springbok squad, Arno Botha moves from No 8 to No 7 in place of Potgieter, allowing Stander back into the starting line-up.

The rest of the side that beat the Free State Cheetahs 34-30 last weekend will again do duty, with Lionel Cronjé bracketed with Louis Fouché at flyhalf - the latter an injury concern.

On the bench, Warwick Tecklenburg takes Stander's place, while Tukkies flyhalf Willie du Plessis will be on standby, should he need to replace Cronjé on the bench.

Grant Hattingh has also been declared fit and will replace Cornell Hess on the bench.

Bjorn Basson will be given another week to regain full fitness.

The clash at Kings Park kicks off at 19:10 on Friday.

Teams:

Sharks:

TBA

Blue Bulls:

15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Louis Fouché/Lionel Cronjé, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Morné Mellett.

Substitutes: Bongo Mbonambi, Frik Kirsten, Grant Hattingh, Warwick Tecklenburg, Ruan Snyman, Lionel Cronjé/Willie du Plessis, Ulrich Beyers.

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