Nkosi back in Bulls starting 15 for Stormers clash

Nkosi back in Bulls starting 15 for Stormers clash

The Bulls have been forced into a number changes to its backline ahead of Saturday’s United Rugby Championship match against the Stormers in Pretoria. 

Missing Springbok Sbu Nkosi found in Mpumalanga

The Pretoria outfit are still without the services of Springbok duo Canan Moodie and Kurt-Lee Arendse, who are

still on a rest break. 

Creative midfielder Johan Goosen is also still recovering from shoulder surgery that will see him side-lined for up to six weeks.

Lock Jacques du Plessis is the only change in the forward pack from the match-day squad that lined up against Welsh side Scarletts. 


At the back, Bulls director of rugby Jake White has made a number of changes, with Zak Burger and Chris Smith combining at half-back. In the midfield, Harold Vorster and Wandisile Simelane pair up as inside and outside centre’s respectively.

Speedster Sbu Nkosi returns into the fold to start at left wing whilst Cornal Hendricks gets a run on the right with David Kriel shifting to full-back.

Jan-Hendrick Wessels, Simphiwe Matanzima, Francois Klopper, Ruan Vermaak, Nizaam Carr, Embrose Papier, Morne Steyn and Lionel Mapoe will all get the opportunity to run from the bench.

Steyn will run out for his 150th club game in Super Rugby and the United Rugby Championship era, a feat only achieved by a select few players. 

More than 35 000 tickets have been sold, with the expected crowd set to be the largest in the competition for a match featuring two sides.

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