The Vodacom Blue Bulls have been boosted by Jurgen Visser and Tian Schoeman for their Vodacom Cup quarterfinal match against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs on Friday evening (kick-off 19h10).
Veteran winger Akona Ndungane will also play at Loftus Versfeld as he has returned from injury and along with Visser and Schoeman, who did not travel Down Under with the Vodacom Bulls, will bring huge experience to the relatively young home team.
Amongst the forwards, Andrew Beerwinkel, who sat on the bench for the Vodacom Bulls against the Emirates Lions three weeks ago, will return as tighthead prop.
The team to play Free State at Loftus on Friday is: Jurgen Visser, Akona Ndungane, William Small-Smith, Dan Kriel, Jamba Ulengo, Tian Schoeman, JP Smith, Clyde Davids, Nardus van der Walt, Wiaan Liebenberg, Marvin Orie, Nqubeko Zulu, Andrew Beerwinkel, Arno van Wyk, Basil Short. Replacements: Corniel Els, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Roelof Smit, Kefentse Mahlo, Kobus Marais, Marquit September