Serfontein starts at last

Jan Serfontein will make his long awaited starting debut for the Bulls against the Brumbies this weekend.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has seen the light and will start the young centre for the first time, replacing Francois Venter in the 12 jersey. Serfontein is one of three changes to the backline alone as Jurgen Visser starts ahead of the injured Bjorn Basson and Morne Steyn is back at pivot ahead of Louis Fouche.

The loose trio is left unchanges as Deon Stegmann recovered from his injury, which will allow him to face off with George Smith in the loose, a lip smacking battle indeed. In the second row, Juandre Kruger replaces the injured Grant Hattingh with the flown in cover in Wilhelm Steenkamp sitting on the bench.

The front row of Mellett, Ralepelle and Kruger is also unchanged as the Bulls hope to gain ascendency up front and finish off their tour with a win.

Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Jürgen Visser, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandrè Kruger, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Morne Mellett. Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Ruan Snyman, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 Francois Venter

Richard Ferguson