Handre Pollard will lead the Bulls in the absence of the injured Burger Odendaal in this Saturday’s clash against the Jaguares.
The Jaguares, Bulls and Sharks are all locked on 24 log points in the South African conference, and there is no doubt that the Pretoria-based franchise is fully aware of the importance of this clash.
As it is, the Jaguares are on a four-match winning streak, while the Bulls this week lost key duo Lizo Gqoboka and Lood de Jager to injury. Odendaal has now also been withdrawn from the squad due to a rib injury.
The squad includes two players who have not featured in the tournament this season, with Edgar Marutlulle and Matthys Basson earning inclusion.
Backs: Warrick Gelant, Travis Ismaiel, Johnny Kotze, Divan Rossouw, Jesse Kriel, JT Jackson, Handre Pollard, Manie Libbok, Embrose Papier, Ivan van Zyl, André Warner.
Forwards: Themelani Bholi, Nick De Jager, Roelof Smit, Marco van Staden, Jason Jenkins, RG Snyman, Handre Stassen, Trevor Nyakane, Conraad van Vuuren, Matthys Basson, Mox Mxoli, Frans van Wyk, Jaco Visagie, Edgar Marutlulle, Adriaan Strauss.
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