Hands up if you’ve ever heard the name “Hencus van Wyk”…. ok, me neither.
The young prop, who’s been playing for Tukkies in the Varsity Cup, joins the Bulls Super Rugby tour party as the fourth front-ranker and will look to win a maiden cap during the course of the tour.
There are no further surprises in the group, with Bjorn Basson included, even though he will only join up with the team in a week’s time, after his ankle injury has cleared.
The Bulls play the Blues in Auckland this weekend, before moving on to face the Crusaders, Reds and Brumbies in what is being dubbed the “tour from hell”.
Bulls tour squad: Zane Kirchner, Jürgen Visser, Akona Ndungane, Bjorn Basson, Lionel Mapoe, JJ Engelbrecht, Wynand Olivier, Jan Serfontein, Louis Fouchè, Mornè Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Jano Vermaak, Pierre Spies (captain), Arno Botha, Jacques Potgieter, Dewald Potgieter, Deon Stegmann, Grant Hattingh, Juandrè Kruger, Flip van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Frik Kirsten, Mornè Mellett, Hencus van Wyk, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Willie WepenerTweet