The last game of the weekend sees the Bulls take on Jake White’s Brumbies outfit, a game that should really only spell five points for the Bulls, especially playing at Loftus. I expect the Brumbies to hold on for the first half, but that the Bulls will overpower them in the second half to record a rather big score.
The Bulls come off a win over the Lions last weekend, which meant another five points for the Pretoria based team, and with another four at least coming after this game, they are building a head of steam before they take on their tour. Their team is almost unchanged, with Dean Greyling the only potential change, should he not be fit enough.
The Brumbies start their tour against tough opposition, and will look to the game against the Lions next weekend to score some points. Christian Lealiifano is the man to watch in the backline, as he by far the more creative of the two flyhalves, and has the better kicking record so far in this competition.
Bulls: Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson, Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Pierre Spies (c), Jacques Potgieter, CJ Stander, Juandre Kruger, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Werner Kruger, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dean Greyling/Dawie Steyn.
Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Frik Kirsten, Gerrit-Jan van Velze, Arno Botha, Jano Vermaak, Louis Fouche, Johann Sadie
Brumbies: 1. Ben Alexander,2. Stephen Moore,3. Dan Palmer,4. Scott Fardy,5. Sam Carter,6. Ben Mowen (c),7. Michael Hooper,8. Fotu Auelua,9. Nic White,10. Christian Lealiifano,11. Joe Tomane,12. Pat McCabe,13. Andrew Smith,14. Henry Speight,15. Jesse Mogg
Replacements:16. Anthony Hegarty,17. Ruaidhri Murphy,18. Peter Kimlin ,19. Ita Vaea,20. Ian Prior,21. Robbie Coleman ,22. Tevita Kuridrani
Referee: Marius Jonker
Assistant Ref 1:Lourens van der Merw
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Breytenbach