Bulls to face WP minus Potgieter

29th Aug 2014, 15:19

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Jacques-Louis Potgieter: Failed a fitness test

Jacques-Louis Potgieter: Failed a fitness test

Fly-half Joshua Stander will earn a first senior start for the Blue Bulls in Saturday's clash with Western Province in Pretoria.

Fly-half Joshua Stander will earn a first senior start for the Blue Bulls in Saturday's clash with Western Province in Pretoria.

He was bracketed with Jacques-Louis Potgieter, who failed a fitness test on Friday.

Stander has played for the Blue Bulls U21 side and was an unused replacement in the victory against the EP Kings last weekend.

The 20-year-old will be one of four changes to the side that won against the Kings and he comes into the run-on side for Tony Jantjies who sustained concussion against the Kings.

Blue Bulls (Revised): 15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Joshua Stander, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Jono Ross, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann (k), 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Hencus van Wyk, 18 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Tian Schoeman, 22 Ryan Nell.

Date: Saturday, August 30
Kick-off: 17:05 local (16:05 BST, 15:05 GMT)
Venue: Loftus Versfeld
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Cobus Wessels
Television match official: Willie Vos
Assessor: Willie Roos