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Bulls make minor tweaks for Ulster challenge

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Zak Burger. (Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images)
Zak Burger. (Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images)

The Bulls have made minor tweaks to their team to face Ulster in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon.

In the pack, prop Mornay Smith replaces Jacques van Rooyen while Elrigh Louw comes in for Arno Botha. Scrumhalf Zak Burger gets a start this weekend while Cornal Hendricks has been deployed to the outside centre position.

"We have had a tough couple of weeks against strong overseas opposition, and this week we are up against the team that is second on the Vodacom URC log currently. This will be similar to a test match for us, and we are looking forward to measuring ourselves against one of the best teams in the competition," said Bulls director of rugby, Jake White, ahead of the clash.

"We are looking forward to seeing Mornay Smith back in the starting lineup, while we are excited to see this team maintain their consistency as we continue to grow together as a unit.

"This will not only be a big game for us, but also for our fans whom we hope to see in their numbers at Loftus Versfeld. We can never underplay the role that supporters play and how important it is to have them back at our stadiums."

The game gets underway at 14:00.

Bulls:

15 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 14 Canan Moodie, 13 Cornal Hendricks, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marcell Coetzee (c), 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp

Substitutes: 16 Joe van Zyl, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Robert Hunt, 19 Reinhardt Ludwig, 20 Arno Botha, 21 Keagan Johannes, 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Lionel Mapoe


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