Matfield back in Bulls team
Cape Town - Victor Matfield
is back in the Bulls starting team for their Super Rugby match against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.
It was initially hoped that Matfield would not have to play on tour, but injuries force the hand of coach Frans Ludeke.
With Deon Stegmann and Dewald Potgieter out injured, there are some changes to the back row. Grant Hattingh
starts at No 8, while Jono Ross
and Jacques du Plessis are on the flanks.
Kick-off at Forsyth Barr Stadium is scheduled for 09:35 (SA time) on Friday.Teams:Highlanders:
15 Jurgen Visser
, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 J J Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson
, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Francois Hougaard
, 8 Grant Hattingh
, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross
, 5 Victor Matfield
, 4 Flip van der Merwe (captain), 3 Werner Kruger
, 2 Callie Visagie
, 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi
, 17 Marcel vd Merwe, 18 Paul Willemse
, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Handré Pollard, 22 William Small-Smith
, 23 Morné Mellet