The final Currie Cup encounter for the weekend and a battle between neighbours, which are separated by nothing more than the boerewors curtain. On the rugby field though, there is much more that separates these teams.
The Bulls have 7 Springboks back in their team whereas the Lions can boast only one, with Elton Jantjies starting in the pivot role ahead of Burton Francis. The Bulls pack and backline both received reinforcement by the returning Boks, and look too strong for this Lions team, that are yet to face decent competition in the Currie Cup.
This match kicks off at 17h00 and should be an entertaining match nonetheless.
Blue Bulls: Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, Stefan Watermeyer, Francois Venter, Bjorn Basson, Francois Brummer, Dustin Jinka, CJ Stander, Dewald Potgieter (captain), Derick Kuun, Juandre Kruger, Flip van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dean Greyling.
Replacements: Gary Botha, Rossouw de Klerk, Fudge Mabeta, Deon Stegmann, Lohan Jacobs, Marntiz Boshoff, Stephan Dippenaar.
Lions: 15 Michael Killian, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Lionel Mapoe, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Patric Cilliers, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Warren Whiteley, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Jaco Taute.Tweet