Small-Smith back in action
Vodacom Blue Bulls midfielder William Small-Smith has been declared fit and will return to the playing field on Saturday when his team takes on the Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls in a Vodacom Cup match at Loftus Versfeld.
Small-Smith injured his foot in the early season warm-up matches, but returns to the team that shows a number of changes from the one that won against the Griffons two weeks ago.
Amongst these are the return of Kobus Marais at flyhalf and Travis Ismaiel at wing. Basil Short, who was involved in a car accident yesterday, will be replaced by Justin Forwood.
The team is: Akona Ndungane, Travis Ismaiel, William Small-Smith, Daniel Kriel, Jamba Ulengo, Kobus Marais, Andre Warner, Jacques Engelbrecht, Wiaan Liebenberg, Roelof Smit, Marvin Orie (K), Nqubeko Zulu, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Corniel Els, Justin Forwood. Replacements: Arno van Wyk, Nqoba Mxoli, Nicholaas Janse van Rensburg, Clyde Davids, Kefentse Mahlo, Joshua Stander, Marquit September.
Vodacom Blue Bulls v Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Results so far:
Blue Bulls 40, Down Touch Griffons 21 (Pretoria)
Welwitschias 0, Blue Bulls 44 (Windhoek)
Blue Bulls 20, Pumas 18 (Pretoria)
Golden Lions 24, Blue Bulls 12 (Johannesburg)
Blue Bulls 46, Leopards XV 25 (Pretoria)
Valke 13, Blue Bulls 37 (Kempton Park).
Top points scorer: Kobus Marais (55)
Top try scorer: Kefentse Mahlo (5)