14.URC Edinburgh Rugby vs Bulls Starting Teams, Betting, Live scores & Result
- Edinburgh Rugby make five changes. Scotland internationals Damien Hoyland, Mark Bennett, Stuart McInally and Magnus Bradley all return to the starting XV.
- Springbok, Morne Steyn, is expected to make his United Rugby Championship appearance off the bench this week.
Edinburgh Rugby v Vodacom Bulls
The DAM Health Stadium, Edinburgh – KO 17.15 IRE & UK / 18.15 ITA & SA
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 77th league game)
AR 1: Ben Blain (SRU), AR 2: Graeme Ormiston (SRU),
TMO: Sean Brickell (WRU)
Live on: Premier Sports 1, SuperSport & URC TV.
Edinburgh Rugby: Henry Immelman, Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett, James Lang, Damien Hoyland, Jaco van der Walt, Charlie Shiel, Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally, Luan de Bruin, Marshall Sykes, Grant Gilchrist (CAPT), Magnus Bradbury, Luke Crosbie, Viliame Mata
Replacements: Dave Cherry, Boan Venter, WP Nel, Pierce Phillips, Mesulame Kunavula, Connor Boyle, Ben Vellacott, James Johnstone
Vodacom Bulls: David Kriel, Madosh Tambwe, Cornal Hendricks, Harold Vorster, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Chris Smith, Embrose Papier; Lizo Gqoboka, Bismarck du Plessis, Mornay Smith, Janko Swanepoel, Ruan Nortje, Marcell Coetzee (CAPT), Arno Botha, Muller Uys.
Replacements: Schalk Erasmus, Simphiwe Matanzima, Robert Hunt, Walt Steenkamp, Elrigh Louw, Marco Jansen van Vuren, Morne Steyn, Lionel Mapoe
Edinburgh Rugby Head Coach Mike Blair said: “We’ve talked this week about finding balance to our game after doing some really positive things in the draw with DHL Stormers. We were delighted to see that focus and energy in our fast start, but it’s about maintaining that throughout the full 80 minutes and ensuring we get our threatening strike runners on ball consistently, and executing our game plan from first whistle to last. The players have been buzzing to get back to DAM Health Stadium this weekend and the Vodacom Bulls present a unique challenge with their size and physicality.”
Vodacom Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White, said: “It’s been quite an experience for our squad in these past four weeks, adapting to the United Rugby Championship – new opposition and unfamiliar conditions. Edinburgh Rugby is a top side that is well-coached with a number of international players. We expect another challenging encounter against a competitive opposition. We look forward to ending off this tour on a high note.”
|October 16, 2021||5:15 pm||United Rugby Championship||2021||80'|