Meyer trusts his young Bulls

Heyneke Meyer has not rushed back experience for Friday’s Vodacom Super 14 match against the Brumbies. He’s kept with the youngsters who overpowered the Cheetahs in round one.

Meyer has given props Danie Thiart and Jaco Engels another go and retained young Chilliboy Ralepelle on the bench, with the more experienced tighthead prop Andries Human drafted in among the subs and Springbok Richard Bands still confined to Vodacom Cup duty.

Meyer has named an unchanged team, with Johan Wasserman again preferred to Pedrie Wannenburg on the flank.

Bulls (to play Brumbies) Johan Roets; Akona Ndungane, JP Nel, Wynand Olivier, Bryan Habana; Derick Hougaard, Fourie du Preez (c); Jacques Cronje, Danie Rossouw, Johan Wasserman, Francois van Schouwenburg, Bakkies Botha, Danie Thiart, Kobus van der Walt, Jaco Engels. Reserwes: Chilliboy Ralepelle, Andries Human, Pedrie Wannenburg, Pierre Spies, Heini Adams, Morné Steyn, Riaan van den Bergh