Pretoria - Former Junior Springbok captain and No 8, Hanro Liebenberg, will lead the Vodacom Blue Bulls when they take on Western Province in the opening match of the Currie Cup Qualifying series in Cape Town on Friday.
Only a couple of players in the squad named by coach Hendre Marnitz have played at this level.
The likes of Callie Visagie, Deon Stegmann and Luther Obi will provide experience though.
"Yes, we are a young team with not much experience, but there is massive potential and ability," Marnitz said.
"It is a tough start, away from home against a team that performed very well in the competition in recent years, so we will be asked tough questions. I am confident that we will be very competitive," Marnitz said.
Liebenberg echoed the sentiment.
"If you are good enough, you are old enough. This is a group of able and willing players. They all can play the game at a high level and is keen and proud to represent the Blue Bulls. We will give our best."
Blue Bulls team:
15 Manie Libbok, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Tony Jantjies, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 7 Freddy Ngoza, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Entienne Swanepoel, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Nqobisizwe Mxoli
Substitutes: 16 Corniel Els, 17 Njabulo Gumede, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Tapiwa Tsomondo, 21 Theo Maree, 22 Kefenste Mahalo