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The Vodacom Bulls have selected a strong team to take on Windhoek Draught Griquas in a crucial Carling Currie Cup encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

The side from Tshwane sits at the top of the Carling Currie Cup table and will be out to retain their log-leading status ahead of the unbeaten Toyota Cheetahs as well as the Cell C Sharks.

The Vodacom Bulls will be expecting a strong challenge from the Windhoek Draught Griquas, who will be looking to turn around the result from the previous fixture between the two sides when the men in blue claimed an emphatic 27-53 victory away from home in Kimberley in March.

The Vodacom Bulls have reinforced their arsenal with personnel who have been consistent performers for the side in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.

“We have no doubt that we have a very tough fixture this weekend against a Windhoek Draught Griquas side that has shown what they are capable of. They are always a tough side to beat and we are certain that they will come out guns blazing this weekend,” said Vodacom Bulls director of rugby, Jake White, ahead of the match.

“We are trying to have a good balance in this team, as evidenced by our selection. We have given a few of the guys who have been playing Vodacom URC some time out while others we will continue to add value to the Carling Currie Cup.”

The match will kick-off at 17h00 and it will be televised on SuperSport.

The Vodacom Bulls team to take on the Windhoek Draught Griquas is:

STARTERS (15-1): Canan Moodie, Stravino Jacobs, Cornal Hendricks, Harold Vorster, Madosh Tambwe, Chris Smith, Embrose Papier; WJ Steenkamp, Cyle Brink, Arno Botha, Reinhardt Ludwig, Walt Steenkamp, Robert Hunt, Jan-Hendrik Wessels, Lizo Gqoboka.

IMPACT (16-23): Schalk Erasmus, Simphiwe Matanzima, Dylan Smith, Ruan Nortje, Muller Uys, Keagan Johannes, Juan Mostert, Stedman Gans.

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