19 May 2010

Bulls bring back their top side for Crusaders

8:15 am on 19 May 2010

The South African rugby side the Bulls have returned to their strongest line-up for Sunday morning's Super 14 semifinal clash with the Crusaders in Soweto.

After fielding a B-side last week against the Stormers in Cape Town, the Bulls brought back all their big guns, making a whopping 15 changes from last week's side, including a welcome return for Springbok midfielder Jaco Pretorius.

Pretorius injured himself against the Lions a month ago, and returns to a very experienced Bulls side for their third semifinal in four years against the 7-time New Zealand champions.

Gerhard van den Heever's suspension last week means Jaco van der Westhuyzen will return to the side on the wing.

Bulls captain Victor Matfield will also run out for his 100th game in a Bulls jersey, after already grabbing his 100th Super 14 cap earlier in the season. Matfield played eight games for the Cats previously before returning to Pretoria where he began his career.