Bulls youngsters to front Kings

Frans Ludeke has included just three established Super Rugby players in his side for the pre-season hit-out in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Wilhelm Steenkamp will lead a Bulls side packed with young talent and new recruits. Jano Vermaak and Willie Wepener have yet to represent the Bulls at this level although both boast extensive experience as former Lions players.

Lionel Cronje has represented the Stormers at Super Rugby level but was never considered a first-choice player. Normally a flyhalf, Cronje will play at No 12 in this fixture.

Bulls - 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Ulrich Beyers, 12 Lionel Cronje, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Jean Cook, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp (c), 4 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Willie Wepener,1 Dawie Steyn.
Subs: 16 Bongani Mbonambi, 17 Louis Alberts, 18 Daniel Adongo, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Cornell Hess, 21 Ruan Snyman, 22 Francois Venter/ Courtnall Skosan, 23 Adri Jacobs, 24 Clayton Blommetjies.