Roux reaches magic milestone

Wessel Roux will make his 100th appearance for the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup match at Loftus.

The prop forward, who made his debut against the Lions in 1997, joins an exclusive club when he becomes only the 24th player in Bulls’ history to pass the century-mark in the blue jersey.

Another player set to pass a significant milestone is captain Frikkie Welsh who will play in his 50th match for the Pretoria outfit.

The line-up to face Vodacom Western Province shows only one change in the starting XV with John Mametsa replacing Trompie Nontshinga at wing.

Hottie Louw joins Hilton Lobberts and Riaan van der Berg as additions to a bench that will give new coach Pote Human plenty of options come the business-end of Saturday’s second half.

Vodacom Blue Bulls team to play WP:

15 Stefan Basson, 14 John Mametsa, 13 JP Nel, 12 Frikkie Welsh (c), 11 Marius Delport, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Heini Adams, 8 Pedrie Wannenburg, 7 Tim Dlulane, 6 Warren Brosnihan, 5 Francois van Schouwenburg, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Rayno Gerber, 2 Gary Botha, 1 Wessel Roux
Subs: 16 Kobus vd Walt, 17 Jaco Engels, 18 Hottie Louw, 19 Hilton Lobberts, 20 Neil Powell, 21 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 22 Riaan vander Bergh