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50 caps for Greyling

07th May 2014 11:05

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Bulls loosehead prop Dean Greyling taking contact

Milestone: Dean Greyling

Prop Dean Greyling makes his 50th Bulls appearance against the Stormers in Saturday's Super Rugby clash at Loftus Versfeld.

Greyling, who made his debut for the men in blue in 2008 against the Lions, will again line-up in a front row that will also consist of Callie Visagie and Marcel van der Merwe as Bulls coach Frans Ludeke retained his starting pack for the clash.

Ludeke makes one change to the backline that started against the Cheetahs last week though, with JJ Engelbrecht back in the number 13 jersey for the clash against the Cape side.

Engelbrecht swaps places with William Small-Smith, who moves to the bench for the north/south derby.

Victor Matfield will again lead the side as Flip van der Merwe serves his last week of suspension.

According to the veteran lock, who will play in his 135th Super Rugby match, the Bulls must maintain the momentum they picked up in the second half of the match against the Cheetahs.

"We kept our composure and stuck to our structures, something we will need to do again against the Stormers," said Matfield.

"They have shown some decent form in the last couple of weeks and are playing without fear, which makes them dangerous opponents. As is the norm with local derbies, it will be a physical affair and the challenge for us will be to remain calm and not get sucked into the match they want us to play."

Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane,13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Grant Hattingh, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross, 5 Victor Matfield (c), 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Morné Mellett, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Wimpie van der Walt, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 23 William Small-Smith

Date: Saturday 10th May
Venue: Loftus Versfeld
Kick-off: 2010 local, 1910 BST
Referee: Craig Joubert (SA)
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Jaco van Heerden (both SA)
Television match official: Johan Greeff (SA)

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PosTeamPPts
1Sharks1650
2Bulls1638
3Stormers1632
4Lions1631
5Cheetahs1624