Pine Pienaar is acting like the proverbial “monkey with a keyboard”, this week – picking names at random in the hope that his outgunned Blue Bulls team can finally find some sort of winning form.
This week’s changes see Handre Pollard back at flyhalf, with William Small-Smith starting at outside centre for the first time and Jurgen Visser again restored to the number 15 jersey. Samplie Mastriet comes in for Bjorn Basson as well. Up front, he’s brought in lock David Bulbring to shore up his tight five.
Hooker Bongi Mbinambi is fit again and takes his place on the bench; both Tony Jantjies and Jaco Visagie have returned to the under 21 ranks, while Wilhelm Steenkamp has been dropped altogether.
Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Akona Ndungane, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jono Ross (captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Marcel van der Merwe
Substitutes: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Frik Kirsten/Dean Greyling, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Ulrich Beyers, 22 Clayton BlommetjiesTweet