5 Mar 2009

Matfield back for Bulls

8:50 am on 5 March 2009

Springbok lock Victor Matfield returns to Super 14 action this weekend when the Bulls host the Stormers in Pretoria.

Matfield injured his shoulder against the Queensland Reds and missed the Bulls wins over the Blues and the Lions.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has placed Matfield on the bench and will use him as an impact player at Loftus Versfeld.

Teenager Gerhard van den Heever comes in on the left wing for injured star Bryan Habana.

After losing two of three home matches, Stormers coach Johan Erasmus has rung the changes with potential Bok fly-half Peter Grant and Fijian wing Sireli Nagelevuki among those downgraded to the substitutes bench.

Veteran Willem de Waal replaces Grant, former number eight Nick Koster comes in on the wing and another 'golden oldie', ex-Sharks lock AJ Venter, gets his first start this season.