Cats to warm up with Bulls this saturday



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The Cats will warm up for the Super 14 by playing two 60-minute matches against the Bulls on Saturday. The y will however use different teams in each match.

“It’s still early in the year and only two weeks after the holiday break so we don’t want to over extend the guys”, said coach Ludeke

“There are a number of players coming back after injury (like Jannes Labuschagne) and I want to see where they are in the fitness department. It’s basically a stock-taking exercise,” said Ludeke.

“The match should give me a good indication who we must include in our 30-man squad and who to leave out (to perhaps bring in later on). I’ll name that squad on Monday.”

The Bulls meanwhile have some injury concerns in the front row. Richard Bands, Gurthro Steenkamp, Wessel Roux and Andries Human are all injured and unlikely to play this weekend.

Coach Heyneke Meyer is also expected to field two teams for the friendly encounter. Victor Matfield will captain the Bulls this year.

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