Divan Rossouw is back at fullback for the Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-21 match against the EP Kings in the SA Rugby Under-21 Provincial Championship on Friday. He replaces Kurt Webster, who moves to the bench in one of two changes to the starting team. Jaco Holtzhausen will start at tighthead, swopping places with Stefaan Grundelingh from the side that played against the Cell C Sharks last weekend.
On the bench, Webster replaces Adrian Maebane.
The team is: Divan Rossouw, Keanan van Wyk, Franco Naude, JT Jackson, Dewald Naude, Tinus de Beer, Ivan van Zyl, Jsuanre Swanepoel, Abongile Nonkontwana (c), Marco van Staden, Eli Snyman, Ruben van Heerden, Jaco Holtzhausen, Alandre van Rooyen, Njabulo Gumede. Replacements: Jan-Henning Campher, Stefaan Grundlingh, Sam Mitchell, Dean van der Westhuizen, Theo Maree, Kurt Webster, Mervano da Silva.
Douwrie to face EP Kings
Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-19 coach Jaco Pienaar named Menlo Park High School fullback Earl Douwrie in his team to face the defending SA Rugby Under-19 Provincial Champions, the EP Kings, at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.
Dowrie comes in for Manie Libbok, who moves to flyhalf in one of three changes to the backline. Regular captain Heino Bezuidenhout is back in the midfield and leading the side and scrumhalf Joshua Allderman will start again, with Jason Olivier moving to the bench.
Up front, Pienaar had to replace Hendre Stassen from the pack that beat the Cell C Sharks last weekend. Eduan Lubbe now partners Marius Verwey in the engine room.
The team is: Earl Douwrie, Ciaran Dayaram, Stedman Gans, Heino Bezuidenhout (c), Irvin Ali, Manie Libbok, Joshua Allderman, Dylan van der Walt, JT Potgieter, Eduan Lubbe, Marius Verwey, Erik Groenewald, Tiny Makhuri, Nico Peyper, Simphiwe Matanzima. Replacements: Johan Grobbelaar, Gerhard Steenekamp, IG Prinsloo, Rickert Korff, Adriaan Burger, Jason Olivier, Andell Loubser