Schoeman ready to play fetch for Blue Bulls U-21s

THE Blue Bulls' SA Under-20 fetcher, Marnus Schoeman, is back in the Bulls' Under-21 starting XV for tomorrow's match at Loftus Versfeld against the Leopards.

THE Blue Bulls' SA Under-20 fetcher, Marnus Schoeman, is back in the Bulls' Under-21 starting XV for tomorrow's match at Loftus Versfeld against the Leopards.

Schoeman, Henri Bantjes, Tom Seabela and Peet Vorster have been included in the run-on team, but Willem Serfontein, Berend Botha and Corne Fourie couldn't be considered because of injury.

Seabela plays in a back three with Aubrey McDonald and Wynand Willis but in the midfield coach Nico Serfontein had to select a new centre combination because Frans Ludeke had included Stephan Dippenaar in his Currie Cup starting XV. Ernst Dinkelmann and Simphiwe Mtimkulu will therefore combine in midfield in the absence of Dippenaar, with Marnitz Boshoff playing in a halfback pairing with Ignick Windvogel.

Windvogel has been in the Blue Bulls system for three years but tomorrow's match against the Leopards will be his first start in the 2009 season.

He takes over from Danie Fassen, who will be on the bench with players such as Morne Mellet, Tendayi Chikukwa, Louis Boshoff and Deon Helberg.

The match kicks off at 4.50pm with the Under-19 match starting at 3.20pm.

Blue Bulls Under-21 side: Aubrey McDonald, Wynand Willis, Ernst Dinkelman, Simphiwe Mtimkhulu, Tom Seabela, Marnitz Boshoff, Ignick Windvogel, Gerrit-Jan van Velze (capt), Jaco Fourie, Marnus Schoeman, Cornell Hess, Devin Oosthuizen, Rossouw de Klerk, Henri Bantjes, Peet Vorster.

Replacements: Zane Botha, Morne Mellet, Tendayi Chikukwa, Oswin Mentoor, Danie Faasen, Louis Boshoff and Deon Helberg. - Sapa

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