Bulls coach Pote Human named import and Tongan international Nafi Tuitavake in the starting lineup for the crucial clash against the Jaguares at Loftus on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Bulls coach Pote Human named import and Tongan international Nafi Tuitavake in the starting lineup for the crucial clash against the Jaguares at Loftus on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

Nafi Tuitavake to play against Jaguares at Loftus

By SIBUSISO MJIKELISO Time of article published Feb 26, 2020

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Bulls coach Pote Human named import and Tongan international Nafi Tuitavake in the starting lineup for the crucial clash against the Jaguares at Loftus on Saturday.

“He's got a big heart and very good skill set,” Humans said.

“It will be the first time he played for the Bulls and I'm looking forward to seeing him and the players are excited to play with him. I think he'll bring something different.”

Tuitavake comes in at outside centre, while Johnny Kotze moves inside in the injured Burger Odendaal's place. Odendaal, who sustained a calf niggle, will be assessed on Monday to see how long he will be out.

Springbok World Cup-winning tighthead Trevor Nyakane will captain the team in Odendaal's absence.

Bulls team:

Warrick Gelant, Cornal Hendricks, Nafi Tuitavake, Johnny Kotze, Rosko Specman, Morne Steyn, Embrose Papier, Jeandre Rudolph, Josh Strauss, Marco van Staden, Juandre Kruger, Andries Ferreira, Trevor Nyakane (C), Jaco Visagie, Lizo Gqoboka.

Replacements: Corniel Els, Gerhard Steenekamp, Wiehahn Herbst, Ruan Nortje, Ruan Steenkamp, Ivan van Zyl, Manie Libbok, Divan Rossouw.

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