Bulls vs Sharks: The men from Durban are at Loftus with a mission to move into the top half of the United Rugby Championship log.
The Bulls, meanwhile, will look to build on their two victories in a row when they host the Sharks.
In URC action, the Sharks have gone off the boil since beating the Bulls, claiming a narrow victory over the Lions and suffering a draw and defeat in two matches against the Stormers.
The Bulls, however, are on an upswing.
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Director of Rugby Jake White named David Kriel (fullback) and Cornal Hendricks (right wing) in the only changes to the backline in the starting XV, while the inclusion of Gerhard Steenekamp (prop) is the only change the pack that started against the Lions last week.
“The Sharks are always a formidable opponent, and we will have to be at our best when we face a side that is so full of talent,” said White.
“This will be a great opportunity for youngsters like Elrigh Louw to be able to go up against an inspirational character like Siya (Kolisi – Springbok captain). Then you also have players like Lukhanyo Am, Makazole Mapimpi, Bongi Mbonambi and a host of others in that Sharks team whom our guys will want to measure themselves against.”
Sharks head coach Sean Everitt made three changes to his team for their clash against the Vodacom Bulls, with Gerbrandt Grobler (lock), Henco Venter (flanker) and Marius Louw (centre) earning starting berths.
Grobler will start at lock in place of Ruben van Heerden, while Venter takes over from Jeandre Labuschagne on the side of the scrum. Captain Lukhanyo Am (centre) also moves back to his regular position at outside centre in place of Jeremy Ward.
Match information: Bulls vs Sharks
Bulls vs Sharks
Date: Saturday, 12 February
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
SA Time: 17h05
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Stream: DStv Now