Coetzee wary of Bulls' Kriel
Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee says the Bulls are a different team on attack when Jesse Kriel plays fullback.
The Stormers beat the Bulls 29-17 in Pretoria back in February, but on that day they started with a different fullback.
"They have Jesse Kriel at fullback now. In our first game it was Jurgen Visser. Jesse is a former SA Under-20 player and is very comfortable attacking from the back, rather than just kicking the ball back," Coetzee told Netwerk24.
In all, Coetzee believed his side will face a much improved outfit when the teams clash on Saturday.
"The Bulls have also improved their set pieces and the contest there will be decisive.
"Another factor is that the Bulls have started winning away games. They beat the Sharks in Durban and we expect a totally different Bulls team."
Kick-off for Saturday’s clash at Newlands is scheduled for 19:10.
Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Johnny Kotze, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende,
11 Pat Howard, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen
(captain), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Eben
Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff
16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Jean Kleyn, 20
Nizaam Carr, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Huw Jones
Jesse Kriel, 14 Francois Hougaard, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan
Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Pierre
Spies (captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant
Hattingh, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan
Strauss, 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Morne
Mellet, 18 Arno Botha, 19 Lappies Labuschagne, 20 Akona Ndungane, 21
Tian Schoeman, 22 Jurgen Visser, 23 Trevor Nyakane