Blue BULLS coach Frans Ludeke is puting his faith in development players with the inclusion of inside centre Stefan Watermeyer in the squad to take on the Sharks in a Currie Cup match in Durban tomorrow.
Flyhalf Francois Brummer has alreadyshowed his potential. He was a revelation against the Lions and Western Province after he took over from Morne Steyn recently.
Watermeyer will start in the place of the on-form Wynand Olivier who was called up by Springboks coach Peter de Villiers for the Tri-Nations Test against New Zealand in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The 21-year-old will partner Jaco Pretorius in midfield.
"Stefan has been in the system for four years and he had a particularly good game in the warm-up match against Border," said Ludeke on the Bulls website yesterday.
"He was rock solid in the Vodacom Cup and therefore I have no doubt that he will be able to do the job for us against the Sharks."