Experienced loose forward Arno Botha will lead a Vodacom Bulls team jam-packed with Springboks, Blitzboks and Junior Springbok talent against Tafel Lager Griquas at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, where the match kicks off at 19h00.
Botha, who has returned to Pretoria after stints in England and Ireland, takes over from regular skipper Duane Vermeulen, who picked a slight knee niggle last weekend and is been rested as a precaution.
Meanwhile, the experienced George Whitehead will lead Tafel Lager Griquas’ charge they travel to Pretoria to face the Vodacom Bulls. The team from the Northern Cape have named three co-captains for the season in Whitehead, who will take the lead when he plays, as well as Zandre Jordaan and Monde Hadebe.
The last time the men from Kimberley travelled to Pretoria was in the 2019 Currie Cup, when they upset the hosts at Loftus Versfeld by 37-15, and Mathie will no doubt be very happy if Tafel Lager Griquas can repeat that feat on Saturday.
Match information – Vodacom Bulls v Tafel Lager Griquas
Date: Saturday, 10 October 2020
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Morne Ferreira
Television Match Official: Cwengile Jadezweni
TV: SuperSport Grandstand and Rugby