Hottie heats up engine room

Former Western Province and Stormers lock Hottie Louw is back at Newlands for Friday’s Absa Currie Cup match.

Only this time Louw will wear the Bulls colours, having made his debut a couple of months ago as a second half replacement against Province.

The Bulls lost that match and Louw will be eager to redress the result at Newlands.

Derick Hougaard predictably starts at flyhalf and his inclusion could prove decisive. Morne Steyn played in the defeat earlier in the competition and was ineffective. The loose-forwards have also been improved and Johan Wasserman will be tasked with keeping Luke Watson busy for the night.

15 Johan Roets
14 Marius Delport
13 JP Nel
12 Dries Scholtz
11 Frikkie Welsh (C)
10 Derick Hougaard
9 Heini Adams
8 Derick Kuün
7 Johan Wasserman
6 Hilton Lobberts
5 Francois van Schouwenburg
4 Hottie Louw
3 Danie Thiart
2 Gary Botha
1 Jaco Engels

Subs: Adriaan Strauss, Ruan Vermeulen, Adriaan Fondse, Warren Brosnihan, Neil Powell
Morné Steyn and Danwel Demas