Second shot for Serfontein

Jan Serfontein gets another shot to prove his mettle before Wynand Olivier returns to the side.

The Bulls have made several changes to their team to face the Cheetahs at Loftus this weekend. As expected, both Flip van der Merwe and Akona Ndungane are included in the starting line-up following their injuries.

Ndungane’s return sees Jurgen Visser return to fullback, where he replaces the injured Zane Kirchner. Paul Willemse drops to the bench with the return of van der Merwe.

The only other change to the team that lost to the Brumbies two weeks ago sees Frik Kirsten play ahead of Werner Kruger, who drops to the bench.

Changes to the bench see Callie Visagie brought in for Willie Wepener, Rudy Paige making the match 22 for the first time this season along with Ulrich Beyers, who will cover the outside backs.

Bulls: 15. Jürgen Visser, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. JJ Engelbrecht , 12. Jan Serfontein , 11. Lionel Mapoe, 10. Morne Steyn, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Pierre Spies (c), 7. Dewald Potgieter, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Juandre Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe , 3. Frik Kirsten, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Morne Mellet. Substitutes: 16. Callie Visagie, 17. Werner Kruger, 18. Paul Willemse, 19. Arno Botha, 20. Rudy Paige, 21. Louis Fouche , 22. Ulrich Beyers.

By Richard Ferguson