BBCo. Director of Rugby, Jake White, has confirmed the Vodacom Bulls’ 28-men travelling squad for Wales, ahead of the herd’s 2022/23 Vodacom United Rugby Championship round 12 tie against the Dragons.
“We have another three away games this January – this is the block that is toughest for us, playing six out of seven games on the road – so things aren’t getting any easier but we just have to make sure that we improve every week,” the Vodacom Bulls mentor remarked.
White concluded by saying: “this is a massive test of character for us as a group, both coaches and players but we have to make sure that we start the new year with good energy and look to get both our campaigns (Vodacom United Rugby Championship and the Heineken Champions Cup) on track.”
The clash will take place at the Rodney Parade stadium in the city of Newport, South of Wales; on Friday 06 January 2023 and kick-off is scheduled for 21h45pm (South African time) and will be broadcast LIVE on SuperSport Rugby.
VODACOM BULLS TOURING SQUAD:
FORWARDS (17): Simphiwe Matanzima, Johan Grobbelaar, Mornay Smith, Ruan Vermaak, Ruan Nortje(c), Marco van Staden, Cyle Brink, Elrigh Louw, Gerhard Steenekamp, Bismarck Du Plessis, Sebastian Lombard, Janko Swanepoel, Reinhardt Ludwig, WJ Steenkamp, Dylan Smith, Tiaan Lange, and Nizaam Carr.
BACKS (11): Zak Burger, Embrose Papier, Johan Goosen, Chris Smith, Bernard van der Linde, David Kriel, Harold Vorster, Cornal Hendricks, Wandisile Simelane, Canan Moodie and Kurt-Lee Arendse
MANAGEMENT: Jake White – Director of Rugby, Nollis Marais – Breakdown, Russell Winter – Forwards, Chris Rossouw – Backs, Elias Bennett – Team Manager, John-William Meyer – Technical Analyst, Dr Herman Rossouw – Team Doctor, Lance Lemmetjies – Senior Physiotherapist