Rathbone ready for Bulls

Clyde Rathbone will start against the Bulls, who have picked Springboks Jan Serftontein and Francois Hougaard.

Brumbies coach Jake White has remained loyal to the big match experience of former Wallabies and SA under 21 winger Rathbone, who also started against the Cheetahs a week ago. Wallabies wing Joe Tomane remains a substitute option.

White has named an unchanged team for the Super Rugby semi-final in Pretoria.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has opted for Hougaard ahead of Jano Vermaak at scrumhalf. Serfontein is back from injury.

Bulls – 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes – 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Morne Mellett, 19 Paul Willemse, 20 Jono Ross, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 J├╝rgen Visser

Brumbies – 15. Jesse Mogg, 14. Henry Speight, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 12. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Clyde Rathbone, 10. Matt Toomua, 9. Nic White, 8. Ben Mowen (captain), 7. George Smith, 6. Peter Kimlin, 5. Sam Carter, 4. Scott Fardy, 3. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. Scott Sio
Substitutes – 16. Siliva Siliva, 17. Ruan Smith, 18. Fotu Auelua, 19. Colby Faingaa, 20. Ian Prior, 21. Andrew Smith, 22. Joe Tomane