Rebels prop notches 50 v Bulls
Melbourne - Rebels coach Tony McGahan has named his team to
tackle the Bulls in a Super Rugby clash here on Saturday.
Tighthead prop Paul Alo-Emile will become the sixth player
in the franchise’s short history to reach 50 Rebels caps, after he returned to
the starting line-up.
Alo-Emile’s inclusion is among four changes to the starting
line-up, as Cam Crawford is named for his first start at AAMI Park, Tamati
Ellison returns from a short injury layoff and Nic Stirzaker starts after
coming off the bench last weekend.
On the bench, young Rebels’ Sam Jeffries, Ben Meehan and Tim
Metcher are all included in the match-day 23.
Kick-off for Saturday’s clash is scheduled for 07:30 (SA
15 Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12
Mitch Inman, 11 Cam Crawford, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott
Higginbotham (captain), 7 Colby Fainga’a, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4
Luke Jones, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith
Substitutes: 16 Tom Sexton, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Tim Metcher,
19 Sam Jeffries, 20 Jordy Reid, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Tom English
15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Francois Hougaard, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12
Burger Odendaal, 11 Travis Ismaiel, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Rudy Paige, 8
Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 Victor
Matfield, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Callie Visagie, 1
Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Werner
Kruger, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Arno Botha, 21 Tian Schoeman, 22 Bjorn Basson, 23