The second game this Friday morning, and the second of the five South African teams in actions this weekend as the Bulls take on the Waratahs in Sydney.
The Waratahs come off an embarrassing loss to the Brumbies last weekend, and the team sees a total of seven changes, with Daniel Halangahu running at fullback, Adam Ashley-Cooper at inside centre and Sarel Pretorius back in the starting line-up. Rocky Elsom will captain the team from the side of the scrum.
The Bulls have made changes to their team as well, with a new centre combination in Venter in Sadie following the injury to Wynand Olivier and the rotation policy with JJ Engelbrecht. We also see Deon Stegmann in at the side of the scrum following the return to South Africa of Jacques Potgieter. Keep your eyes on the Sarel Pretorius/Francois Hougaard battle, as the two are sure to work on each other’s nerves.
Waratahs: 15. Daniel Halangahu, 14. Tom Kingston, 13. Rob Horne, 12. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 11. Afa Pakalani, 10. Berrick Barnes, 9. Sarel Pretorius, 8. Wycliff Palu, 7. Chris Alcock, 6. Rocky Elsom (Captain), 5. Kane Douglas, 4. Dean Mumm, 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. John Ulugia, 1. Benn Robinson
Replacements: 16. Joshua Mann-Rea, 17. Jeremy Tilse, 18. Sitaleki Timani, 19. Lopeti Timani, 20. Dave Dennis, 21. Brendan McKibbin, 22. Tom Carter
Bulls: 15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. Johann Sadie, 12. Francois Venter, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies (Captain), 7. CJ Stander, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Juandre Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dawie Steyn
Replacements: 16. Willie Wepener, 17. Rayno Gerber, 18. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19. Arno Botha, 20. Jano Vermaak, 21. Louis Fouche, 22. JJ EngelbrechtTweet