Kriel right fit for 'Canes - Ludeke

    2015-02-18 13:23

    Cape Town - Bulls coach Frans Ludeke says Jesse Kriel is the right fit at fullback for their game against the Hurricanes.

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    Kriel has been included in the Bulls starting line-up for Friday night's clash at Loftus Versfeld.

    He replaces Jurgen Visser, who started in the No 15 jumper against the Stormers last weekend.

    Visser made a big blunder when he dropped a ball which led to the Stormers' first try scored by wing Dillyn Leyds. The Stormers went on to win 29-17.

    In an interview with Netwerk24, Ludeke said he chose the exciting Kriel to start because they expect the "ball to be in play a lot" against the New Zealanders.

    "Jesse is on song and he deserves a chance. We felt he was the right player for this match," said Ludeke.

    Kick-off for Friday's clash is scheduled for 19:10.



    15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Morne Mellett

    Substitutes: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Dean Greyling, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Hanro Liebenberg, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 22 Jurgen Visser, 23 Dayan van der Westhuizen


    15 Jason Woodward, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Reggie Goodes

    Substitutes: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 18 Chris Eves, 19 Ardie Savea, 20 Victor Vito, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 James Marshall, 23 Matt Proctor

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