Young Bulls have no fear - Marais
Cape Town - Bulls coach Nollis Marais is confident that the
young players in his squad will hold their own in their Super Rugby opener
against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
While there are nine Springboks in the Bulls’ 23-man squad,
the team has a youthful look about it and features four Super Rugby debutants.
Warrick Gelant (fullback), Nic de Jager (flank), Jannes
Kirsten (flank) and RG Snyman (lock) will make debuts at this level, with Lizo
Gqoboka (prop) and Jason Jenkins (lock) the rookies on the bench.
The likes of Francois Brummer, Tian Schoeman, Roelof Smit,
Jaco Visagie and Hencus van Wyk also have only a handful number of games at Super Rugby level, but the coach is not worried.
“The young players in this team are afraid of nothing. They
are in the team because they are good enough to play at this level,” Marais
Saturday’s clash at Newlands is scheduled for 17:15.
15 Warrick Gelant , 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12
Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno
Botha, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Nic de Jager, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 RG Snyman, 3
Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), Trevor Nyakane
Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Hencus van
Wyk, 19 Jason Jenkins, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23