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    Hougaard, Sadie back for Bulls

    2012-03-21 14:46

    Pretoria - The Bulls on Wednesday announced the return of Francois Hougaard and Johann Sadie for their Super Rugby match against the Reds at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Kick-off is at 17:05.

    Hougaard was available again after he missed last weekend's match against the Blues due to a week's suspension.

    Sadie has recovered from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the Cheetahs and Blues matches.

    Their inclusions were the only two changes Bulls coach Frans Ludeke made to the starting line-up.

    Hougaard replaces Jano Vermaak, who moves to the bench and Sadie will replace Francois Venter.

    Sadie will play at outside centre and Wynand Olivier on his inside.

    CJ Stander, who replaced Deon Stegmann shortly before the Blues match, will continue in that role with Stegmann still having discomfort from a strained hamstring.

    Arno Botha is the new replacement loose forward in place of Gerrit-Jan van Velze.

    The 20-year-old Botha has recovered from a back injury and proved his fitness for the Blue Bulls against the Pumas in a Vodacom Cup game last week.

    He will make his Super Rugby debut, should he take to the field.



    15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

    Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 JJ Engelbrecht



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