Kirsten to start for Bulls
Frik Kirsten (Gallo Images)
Pretoria - The Bulls have announced that tighthead prop, Frik Kirsten will start against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday instead of Werner Kruger, who has subsequently been shifted to the bench.
The announcement comes after the their names were switched erroneously in the initial squad announcement.
Meanwhile, a final call on the fitness of Louis Fouchè and Jan Serfontein will be made at the Bull's captains run on Friday.
Fouchè suffered a hip pointer injury and Serfontein a lower leg contusion in last week’s win over the Highlanders and has been bracketed on the replacement bench for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash against The Sharks.
The revised Bulls team for their clash against the Sharks is:
15 Jürgen Visser, 14
Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson,
10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Dewald
Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling
16 Willie Wepener, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Arno Botha,
20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouché/Jan Serfontein, 22 Lionel Mapoe
Viljoen, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Piet Lindeque, 12. Meyer Bosman, 11.
Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Keegan Daniel
(captain), 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Franco van der
Merwe, 4. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Kyle Cooper, 1.
Substitutes: 16. Monde Hadebe, 17. Wiehahn
Herbst, 18. Jandre Marais, 19. Jean Deysel, 20. Tera Mtembu, 21. Tian
Meyer, 22. Sean Robinson