Matfield to break Bulls record
Cape Town - Bulls lock Victor Matfield
will become the most capped Super Rugby player for the Pretoria franchise when he takes to the field against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.
Matfield will play his 124th match for the franchise, surpassing Morné Steyn (123 matches).
Matfield is also the most experienced South African in Super Rugby (131 matches), having played for the Cats in his debut season.
He is also the most experienced South African captain in Super Rugby, having captained the Bulls 77 times.
Kick-off for Saturday's match is scheduled for 11:40 (SA time).Teams:Waratahs:
15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Crawford, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Dave Dennis (captain), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Substitutes: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Pat McCutcheon, 20 Wycliff Palu, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Jono Lance, 23 Matt CarraroBulls:
15 Jurgen Visser
, 14 Bjorn Basson
, 13 JJ Engelbrecht
, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Francois Hougaard
, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Piet van Zyl, 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 van der Merwe, 18 Morné Mellett, 19 Paul Willemse
, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Rudy Paige
, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 William Small-Smith