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Five changes for Bulls
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 08:53
Tim Dlulane © Touchline PhotoThe Vodacom Bulls to face the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday shows five changes and one positional shift, with Rudi Coetzee and Tim Dlulane both earning their first starts in a Bulls jersey.

The Bulls will run on with a new halfback pairing as Morné Steyn replaces the injured Derick Hougaard and Fourie du Preez swaps places from the bench with Heinie Adams. Wynand Olivier will be back at inside centre and will deputise as cover for both the flyhalf and fullback positions.

In an interesting move, Pedrie Wannenburg will start as number eight, with Jacques Cronjé at the side of the scrum. A number of pundits have touted this move and the move could well work in the Bulls’ favour.

Team management has intimated that no punches were pulled this week after the below-par performance against the Blues and that the players had to shoulder some of the responsibility for the loss. A more committed performance against the Chiefs is not negotiable.

15. Johan Roets
14. Akona Ndungane
13. Rudi Coetzee
12. Wynand Olivier
11. Bryan Habana
10. Morné Steyn
9. Fourie du Preez
8. Pedrie Wannenburg
7. Jacques Cronjé
6. Tim Dlulane
5. Victor Matfield (k)
4. Bakkies Botha
3. Andries Human
2. Gary Botha
1. Jaco Engels

16. Adriaan Strauss
17. Wessel Roux
18. Danie Rossouw
19. Pierre Spies
20. Heinie Adams
21. JP Nel
22. John Mametsa



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Date: 5 May Time: 19:10
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TeamPldPts
Waratahs1142
Crusaders1142
Hurricanes1139
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Vodacom Bulls1133
Sharks1129
Chiefs1127
Blues1127
Vodacom Stormers1122
Highlanders1122
Vodacom Cheetahs1122
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Bulls 34 - 27 Sharks
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