Flyhalf Manie Libbok will make his first start for the Bulls of the season ahead of veteran Morne Steyn for the clash with the struggling Highlanders at Loftus. Photo: Christiaan Kotze/BackpagePix
Flyhalf Manie Libbok will make his first start for the Bulls of the season ahead of veteran Morne Steyn for the clash with the struggling Highlanders at Loftus. Photo: Christiaan Kotze/BackpagePix

Libbok to start against Highlanders

By Sibusiso Mjikeliso Time of article published Mar 4, 2020

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Flyhalf Manie Libbok will make his first start for the Bulls of the season ahead of veteran Morne Steyn for the clash with the struggling Highlanders at Loftus.

There's been widespread clamour for the 22-year-old to start following the Bulls' failure to sharpen their attacking play in their opening three Super Rugby games. The Bulls are now without a win in four matches after losing to the Jaguares last weekend.

Coach Pote Human also gave newbies Muller Uys (No 8) and Ian Groenewald (lock) ahead of Jeandre Rudolph, who played out of position at eighthman last weekend, and Andries Ferreira respectively.

Trevor Nyakane will continue as captain in Burger Odendaal's absence. 

Bulls team:

Warrick Gelant, Cornal Hendricks, Nafi Tuitavake, Johnny Kotze, Rosko Specman, Manie Libbok, Embrose Papier, Muller Uys, Josh Strauss, Marco van Staden, Ruan Nortje, Ian Groenewald, Trevor Nyakane (C), Jaco Visagie, Lizo Gqoboka.

Replacements: Corniel Els, Gerhard Steenekamp, Wiehahn Herbst, Ryno Pieterse, Ruan Steenkamp, Ivan van Zyl, Morne Steyn, Divan Rossouw.

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