Consistency for Bulls

Coach Frans Ludeke has made a single, injury enforced change to Bulls lineup to face the Crusaders this weekend.

Lionel Mapoe picked up a shoulder injury against the Blues and is replaced on the wing by fullback Jurgen Visser. Mapoe is the second Bulls flyer to pick up an injury with Bjorn Basson already out. Sampie Mastriet had an impressive debut against the Force and it is unsure why he was not selected.

Jano Vermaak continues in the scrumhalf position ahead of Francois Hougaard, whose role at this stage is to have an impact from the bench.

Visser, who made his debut from the bench last week, will be replaced by Jan Serfontein on the bench. A return from injury for Dewald Potgieter has been delayed.

Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Jurgen Visser, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Pierre Spies (c), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Morne Mellett. Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Jacques Potgieter, 20 Francois Hougaard, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 Jan Serfontein.

By Richard Ferguson