Pretoria – Recruits Shalk britz and Duane Vermeulen will start for the Bulls when they meet Stormers in super rugby at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.
The duo, both former Stormers players, will also return to the South African franchise after club appearances abroad.
Vermeulen starts in the 8th issue together with Yannes Kirsten and Paul Shoeman, who will also participate in the Bulls for the first time since joining the Cheetahs.
Coach Bulls Pote Human called eight springboxes in his starting team, and the other, Embrose Papier, will finish the match at Cape Town Stadium off the bench.
Johnny Kotze, who joined the team after the Ospreys spell in Wales, will also play off the bench in a team with many familiar faces.
Lud de Jager will lead the team for the first time since the appointed captain of the season.
The person feels that the match will be an important first step for his side.
“New faces have appeared in the team, but such as Schalk and Duane are so experienced that they were chosen from the very beginning. It will be a matter of creating combinations, testing them for quality opposition, such as the Stormers, and getting an idea of where we are. I am pleased with the experience and quality of the group work, but you still need a few matches to start, and the weekend match in Cape Town will do just that, ”said Human.
The first ever double-headed superhero at Cape Town Stadium will present all four teams on the Super Rugby franchise on the same day in one place.
South Africa's top players will be wearing their new jerseys, inspired by Marvel's Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America.
The lions will be dressed in the familiar spider-man webbed suit; The sharks will take on the appearance of a Black Panther; Storms will try to beat their opponents with the flowers of the Torah; and the Bulls will defend all the attacks he makes as Captain America.
Jerseys will be worn exclusively in most South African derbies. Teams will wear their regular jerseys for matches against the international opposition.
Match Stormers v Bulls begins at 16:15 on Sunday.
15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Jade Styling, 13 Jesse Creel, 12 Burger Odendal, 11 Duncan Matthews, 10 Jandar Pollard, 9 Ivan van Ziel, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Lud de Yager (captain), 4 Eli Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 britz britts, 1 Lizo Gokobok
Substitutes: 16 Cornelian Els, 17 Simfive Matansina, 18 Dayan van der Westheisen, 19 Rouen Nortier, 20 Rouen Steenkamp, 21 Tembelani Bholi, 22 Ambrose Papier, 23 Mani Libbock, 24 Dylan Sage, 25 Johnny Kotze, 26 Divan Rossow.