Cape Town - Victor Matfield
could still face the Stormers in a pre-season game in Polokwane on Saturday, despite not being included in the Bulls squad.GALLERY: Quade Cooper's KO!
The former Springbok lock was expected to make his return to rugby in the Super Rugby warm-up game, but his name was missing from the Bulls team-sheet when coach Frans Ludeke
named his side on Wednesday.
Ludeke was mum on the subject but according to the Beeld website,
Matfield could still get a few minutes off the bench on Saturday.
It is believed that a few hiccups regarding Matfield's contract are delaying his return. The hiccups should however be sorted before the weekend which means Matfield could get some game time.
Matfield also became a father
for the third time on Wednesday when his wife Monja gave birth to a daughter.
The clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium kicks off at 17:00.Teams:Bulls:
15 Jurgen Visser
, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht
, 12 Jan Serfontein
, 11 Bjorn Basson
, 10 Louis Fouché, 9 Francois Hougaard
, 8 Pierre Spies
(captain), 7 Arno Botha
, 6 Deon Stegmann
, 5 Grant Hattingh
, 4 Flip vd Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger
, 2 Callie Visagie
, 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku
, 17 Marcel vd Merwe, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Jono Ross
, 20 Rudy Paige
, 21 Handré Pollard, 22 Ulrich Beyers
, 23 Travis IsmaielStormers:
15. Gio Aplon, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Damian de Allende, 10. Demetri Catrakilis
, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen
, 7. Schalk Burger 6. Siya Kolisi
, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Rynhardt Elstadt, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Tiaan Liebenberg
, 17. Oli Kebble, 18. Alistair Vermaak/Justin Ackerman, 19. Jean Kleyn, 20. Michael Rhodes
, 21. Nizaam Carr, 22. Nic Groom, 23. Gary van Aswegen, 24. Scott van Breda, 25. Ryno Eksteen, 26. Deon Fourie