Fri. Aug 23rd, 2019

Everything you need to know about the Bulls vs Waratahs

The Bulls take on the Waratahs at Loftus on Saturday in the 12th round of this year’s Super Rugby campaign.

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The Bulls are set to face the Waratahs at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria this weekend, for another exciting Super Rugby clash.

Bulls team and injury news

The Vodacom Bulls’ trip to Newlands where they lost 24-23 to a determined Stormers outfit proved to take a hard knock on the team as they will be without the services of Divan Rossouw, Jade Stighling and Jesse Kriel.

Wings Rossouw and Stighling left the field with concussion while outside centre Kriel sustained an ankle injury which required surgery. He will be available in 6-8 weeks.

Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Handré Pollard (captain), 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jannes Kirsten, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

Substitutes: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Paul Schoeman, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Dylan Sage

Waratahs team and injury news

Head Coach Daryl Gibson has named his side that will take on the Bulls on Saturday.

The Waratahs landed earlier in the week and the Gibson said they have adjusted to the altitude well.

“The more we come to South Africa, there more it becomes normal. There is still that initial bursting in the lungs in the first five minutes… but once the players get over that and they settle down it’s not such as bad thing,” he said.

Aussie teams have had notched up some good performances against the South African teams this season and Gibson is hopeful the Waratahs can do the same.

Waratahs: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Cam Clark, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Curtis Rona, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Ned Hanigan, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Tom Staniforth, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Harry Johnson-Holmes

Substitutes: 16 Andrew Tuala, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Hugh Sinclair, 20 Will Miller, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Lalakai Foketi, 23 Alex Newsome

Kick off time

Saturday, 4 May at 15:05 (SAST).

TV & Live Stream

The game will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1 (SS1).

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