Chiliboy in hooking hotseat

Chiliboy Ralepelle will start his first Super 14 match when he fronts the Lions this Saturday.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke told the local media he would rotate with first-choice No 2 Derick Kuun for this fixture. Ralepelle made his debut in 2006, but a string of injuries and the Bulls’ steady supply of quality hookers such as Gary Botha have limited his opportunities.

Ludeke is also likely to include Bakkies Botha (back injury) and Danie Rossouw (flu) in the starting line-up even though the second-row pair missed training on Tuesday.

The team will be announced on Wednesday.