Snyman to start for Blue Bulls

Date published: August 16 2016

The Blue Bulls have named lock RG Snyman in their starting line-up for Friday's Currie Cup clash with the Eastern Province Kings in Pretoria. 

Snyman, one of the stars for the Bulls during the Super Rugby season, came off the bench last weekend in the defeat to the Free State Cheetahs and showed no ill effects of the injury he sustained while playing for the South Africa 'A' side against the England Saxons in June.

He comes in to the Blue Bulls side for Jason Jenkins, himself now an injury victim. Jenkins suffered a knee injury in Bloemfontein.

Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais also has a fully fit Lizo Gqoboko at his disposal again and the loosehead prop will start in the front row in place of Pierre Schoeman, who moves to the bench.

Marais made one change to the back-line as well. Duncan Matthews will start at full-back in place of Ulrich Beyers.

On the bench, Jacobie Adriaanse could make a first appearance for the Blue Bulls, whilst Irne Herbst will fill the vacancy left by Snyman's promotion.

Blue Bulls: 15 Duncan Matthews, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Burger Odendaal, 12 an Kriel, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Entienne Swanepoel, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboko
Replacements: 16 Edgar Maruthlulle, 17 Pierre Schoeman, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Irne Herbst, 20 Hanro Liebenberg, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Joshua Stander

Date: Friday, August 19
Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19:20 local (17:20 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Ruhan Meiring
TMO: Johan Greeff