Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has included Springbok eighthman Pierre Spies and flank Deon Stegmann in his list of replacements for Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.


Spies comes in ahead of CJ Stander, who will run out for the Under-21 squad in Friday’s semi-final against the Sharks. Stegmann was selected ahead of prop Jaco Engels.

Ludeke made no changes to his starting line-up – the one which secured a 48-36 victory over Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.

The Durban semi-final kicks off at 14:30.




Blue Bulls:

15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Jaco Pretorius, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 10. Morne Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Danie Rossouw, 7. Dewald Potgieter, 6. Derick Kuun, 5. Victor Matfield (captain), 4. Bakkies Botha, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dean Greyling

Replacements: 16. Bandise Maku, 17. Rossouw de Klerk, 18. Flip van der Merwe, 19. Pierre Spies, 20. Ruan Snyman, 21. Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 22. Deon Stegmann

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