Frans keeps the faith

The Bulls take on the Kings in Port Elizabeth this weekend with an unchanged starting team.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has included Springbok wing Bjorn Basson among the reserves. Basson missed the last match because of injury.

Basson replaces Ulrich Beyers in the match 22.

The Bulls now head to Port Elizabeth for their first encounter with the Kings, fully aware of what the Kings have achieved on their tour. The momentum that the Kings arrive with, as well as a full house crowd, will make life difficult for the Bulls.

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

By Richard Ferguson