Blue Bulls make 3 Currie Cup changes for Sharks

Arno Botha comes into the starting line up

The Blue Bulls have named a team with three changes for their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban on Friday.

Lappies Labuschagne reverts to the side of the scrum due to the wrist injury to Roelof Smit, with Arno Botha, who started on the bench against Western Province last week, back in the No 8 jersey.

Smit underwent an operation on Tuesday to repair torn wrist ligaments and will be out for four months.

This is the only change to the pack made by coach Nollis Marais, with two rotational switches in the backline made for the Durban clash.

ian Schoeman and Jan Serfontein will start at flyhalf and centre respectively, switching places with Louis Fouche and Dries Swanepoel, who both move to the
bench for this clash.

Blue Bulls

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Lappies
Labuschagne (c), 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Pierre Schoeman

Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 RG Snyman, 19 Ruan Steenkamp, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 Dries Swanepoel.

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