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Strauss returns for Bulls clash with Hurricanes

Adriaan Strauss has been rested by the Bulls this week

Bulls Super Rugby head coach Nollis Marais has named his team to play the Hurricanes at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday and included regular captain Adriaan Strauss for this match.

 Strauss missed the last two Super Rugby matches due to a foot injury, but returns to the middle of the scrum and takes over the captaincy from Hanro Liebenberg and the hooking spot from Jaco Visagie.

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 Bulls coach, Nollis Marais, also made changes to his backline. Jesse Kriel moves to wing in place of Rabs Maxwane and Warrick Gelant returns to fullback.

 At flyhalf, Tian Schoeman will again wear the number 10 jersey.

 Ulrich Beyers moves onto the bench in place of Gelant. If he takes to the field, this will be his first appearance of the season.

 Bulls lock, Lood de Jager, will play in his 50th Super rugby match.


Warrick Gelant, Duncan Matthews, Jan Serfontein, Burger Odendaal, Jesse Kriel, Tian Schoeman, Rudy Paige, Hanro Liebenberg, Jannes Kirsten, Ruan Steenkamp, Lood de Jager, Jason Jenkins, Jacobie Adriaanse, Adriaan Strauss (c), Lizo Gqoboko.

Replacements: Jaco Visagie, Pierre Schoeman, Conraad van Vuuren, Abongile Nonkontwana, Nic de Jager, Ivan van Zyl, Tony Jantjies, Ulrich Beyers.