Simelane at fullback for Bulls

Wandisile Simelane is among three players set to make their Vodacom Bulls debut in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship season-opening match against the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday. Mihlali Mosi, the only new face in the pack, will make his Bulls and URC debut when he scrums down alongside captain Marcell Coetzee and Ruan Vermaak to complete the starting loose trio. Springbok winger, S’bu Nkosi, and former Lions player, Wandisile Simelane, will also don the Vodacom Bulls’ blue jumper for the first time. Simelane, who more regularly plays at outside centre, has been chosen to start at fullback. Off the bench, Marco van Staden will make his much-anticipated return for the Bulls, making his first appearance in the URC alongside tighthead prop cover, Francois Klopper. Bulls – 15 Wandisile Simelane, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 David Kriel, 11 S’bu Nkosi, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Embrose Papier; 8 Mihlali Mosi, 7 Ruan Vermaak, 6 Marcell Coetzee (c), 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp. Subs: 16 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Francois Klopper, 19 Janko Swanepoel, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Zak Burger, 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Stedman Gans. Photo: Johan Rynners/Gallo Images/Vodacom Bulls The post Simelane at fullback for Bulls appeared first on SA Rugby magazine.

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