Super Rugby

Rookie Reds lock starts against Bulls

Ben Matwijow (Getty Images)
Ben Matwijow (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Reds have made one change to their starting line-up as they prepare to face the Bulls in a Super Rugby clash in Pretoria on Saturday.

The Queensland side recorded their first win of the season when they beat the defending champion Highlanders at home last weekend.

Lock Ben Matwijow gets his first start of the season in place of Rob Simmons, who is ruled out with injury.

There are also two changes to the bench, with lock Lukhan Tui and scrumhalf James Tuttle both set to make their debut should they make an appearance 

Tui's inclusion follows Matwijow's promotion to the starting side, while Tuttle has replaced injured Scott Gale.

Saturday’s clash at Loftus Versfeld is scheduled for 17:05.

Teams:

Bulls

15 SP Marais, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane

Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Lizo Gqoboko, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Deon Stegmann, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dan Kriel

Reds

15 Karmichael Hunt 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Ben Matwijow, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Saia Fainga'a 17 Sef Fa'agase 18 Sam Talakai 19 Lukhan Tui 20 Curtis Browning 21 James Tuttle 22 Sam Greene 23 Ayumu Goromaru

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