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    Strauss set to make hooker history

    2016-07-13 16:10

    Cape Town - Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss will make Super Rugby history when he runs out for the Bulls against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

    Playing his 132nd match, Strauss is set to become the most capped South African hooker in the history of the competition.

    The 30-year-old will surpass Bismarck du Plessis, who played all of his 131 Super Rugby matches for the Sharks.

    Strauss will also move into third spot for all time appearances behind Victor Matfield (148) and Jannie du Plessis (145).

    The Bulls have little chance of qualifying for the Super Rugby playoffs this year and the only way they can progress to the quarter-finals is if the Sunwolves upset the Sharks in Durban on Friday.

    Most capped South Africans in Super Rugby:

    148 - Victor Matfield

    145 - Jannie du Plessis

    140 - Odwa Ndungane

    135 - JP Pietersen

    131 - Bismarck du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss

    125 - John Smit, AJ Venter, Tendai Mtawarira

    123 - Morne Steyn

    122 - Stefan Terblanche

    Teams:

    Cheetahs

    TBA

    Bulls

    15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Travis Ismaiel, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Pierre Schoeman

    Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Nqoba Mxoli, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Arno Botha, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Francois Brummer, 23 SP Marais

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