Stegmann only change for Bulls

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Gurthro Steenkamp

Gurthro Steenkamp

Deon Stegmann returns to the Vodacom Bulls pack for their Vodacom Super 14 match against the Hurricanes at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night.

The Craddock-born player is the only change to the side that outclassed the Highlanders last week and swop places with Derick Kuün, who reverts back to the bench.

Bulls captain, Victor Matfield, who celebrated his 50th match as captain last weekend, will play in his 100th Super Rugby game, 91 of them for the Bulls. He played for the Cats eight times early in his career.

“We don’t play for caps, we play to win trophies,” Matfield said of his pending achievement.

“Of course it is nice for me, but the bigger picture is what the Bulls must do to stay undefeated. All the teams are improving week by week, so we need to improve as well.”

Coach Frans Ludeke indicated that Bees Roux might be fit to play off the bench.

Roux suffered a gash to the head last week and was pulled out of the Highlanders clash and replaced by Rossouw de Klerk, who made his Super 14 debut in the process.

“We will have a look how he shapes up during the scrumming session. If he is OK, he will take his place. If not, Rossouw will slot in again,” Ludeke said.

Team vs Hurricanes
19 Mar 10
19:10
Loftus Versfeld
Pretoria, South Africa

1 Gurthro Steenkamp
2 Gary Botha
3 Werner Kruger
4 Danie Rossouw
5 Victor Matfield
6 Deon Stegmann
7 Dewald Potgieter
8 Pierre Spies
9 Fourie du Preez
10 Morne Steyn
11 Francois Hougaard
12 Wynand Olivier
13 Stephan Dippenaar
14 Gerhard van den Heever
15 Zane Kirchner
16 Bandise Maku
17 Bees Roux
18 Flip van der Merwe
19 Derick Kuun
20 Jacques-Louis Potgieter
21 Jaco van der Westhuyzen
22 Pedrie Wannenburg

•Captain – Victor Matfield
•Stegman replaces Kuun on the openside flank
•Bees Roux and Rossouw de Klerk bracketed on the bench
•Matfield to make 100th Super Rugby appearance (92nd for Bulls, 8 for the Cats)

[Info from SARugby.com]

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