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Catrakilis at pivot for WP – Demetri Catrakilis will start at flyhalf for Western Province when they play against the Leopards on Friday night.
Coach Allister Coetzee has made a number of changes, with the promotion of Catrakilis injury-enforced. Catrakilis comes in for Gary van Aswegen, while Isma-eel Dollie moves to the bench.
WP – 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Rohan Kitshoff, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Hilton Lobberts, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Wicus Blaauw.
Subs: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Adriaan Fondse, 19 Nick Fenton-Wells, 20 Louis Screuder, 21 Isma-eel Dollie, 22 Marcel Brache.
Pretorius blow for Bulls – Centre Jaco Pretorius will be out of action for at least six weeks with a groin injury.
Pretorius sustained the injury in Saturday’s loss to the Sharks, and while there is no set timeframe for his return, he is expected to be sidelined for the first half of the Bulls’ campaign.
Stefan Watermeyer (hip), Stephan Dippenaar (groin), Gerhard van den Heever (ankle), Gary Botha (neck) and Rossouw de Klerk (neck) all missed training on Monday because of injuries, but are expected to be ready for the next game against the Cheetahs.