Fiery Springbok loose forward Pedrie Wannenburg will play for the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup final.
Wannenburg joins youngsters Derick KuÃ¼n and Pierre Spies in the back row after missing out on the semi-final win over Vodacom Western Province. His inclusion brings some much needed experience to the loose trio, as KuÃ¼n and Spies are yet to play in a Currie Cup final.
Lock Adriaan Fondse drops out of the team allowing Danie Rossouw to shift from flank into the second row. Fondse was a doubtful starter regardless of Wannenburg’s return due to a knee-ligament injury.
Bulls: 15 Johan Roets, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JP Nel, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Marius Delport, 10 Derick Hougaard, 9 Heini Adams, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Derick KuÃ¼n, 6 Pedrie Wannenburg, 5 Francois van Schouwenburg, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Rayno Gerber, 2 Gary Botha (c), 1 Jaco Engels. Reserves: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Danie Thiart, 18 Hottie Louw, 19 Hilton Lobberts, 20 Neil Powell, 21 MornÃ© Steyn, 22 Stefan Basson.