Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-19 coach Paul Anthony rung the changes to his side to play The Sharks Under-19s at Loftus Versfeld on Friday as he is welcoming back some fit-again players and give all contenders a run ahead of the Absa Under-19 Provincial Championship semifinals later this month.
The likes of JP Smith (scrumhalf), Carel Swart (no8), Corne Cooper (flanker) and Wilco Louw (prop) all return from injury, whilst Kobus Marais in back amongst his peers after some Under-21 duties.
Jessie Kriel, back to his favourite fullback position, will captain the side.
In all, only three players, Justin Basson (lock), Arno van Wyk (hooker) and Ganfried May (utility back) played in all 10 matches this far. The Vodacom Blue Bulls are looking for their 11th consecutive win in the competition.
The Blue Bulls team to play The Sharks at 15h15 on Friday is: Jessie Kriel (c), Duncan Matthews, Daniel Kriel, Leighton van Wyk, Keagon Gordon, Kobus Marais, JP Smith, Carel Swart, Corne Cooper, Ngwako Ralepelle, Jean Droste, Justin Basson, Wilco Louw, Arno van Wyk, Piet-Louw Strauss. Replacements: Wilmar Arnoldi, Nqoba Mxoli, Bobby de Wee, Etienne du Plessis, Cameron Anthony, Ganfried May, Marcus Kleinbooi, Dayan van der Westhuizen.
•Fyhalf Kobus Marais (86) is the leading points' scorer for the team.
•Prop Pierre Schoeman (7) is the leading try scorer for the team.
•The team has scored 60 tries and conceded 13.