The Bulls have looked good all season at home and with an almost full strength squad to pick from there are some real warning signs for the Brumbies.
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The Brumbies last week struggled against the Cheetahs and just sneaked a win that ensured their spot in the semi, and now have the daunting task of trying to win the Bulls on SA soil. The Brumbies are miles from the team that looked so good in the mid part of the season and with their last 2 performances against the Force and Cheetahs Jake White has reason to be worried as this the Bulls, apart from the last game against the Stormers have been in destructive form.
I know the Brumbies do have the brilliant mind of Jake White behind them, but to be honest even Jake White cant make mediocre players step up and win at a place like Loftus. I know that calling the Brumbies players mediocre is probably a bit harsh, but in comparison to the other 3 sides left in the competition you really cant find a different word to describe them.
The Bulls have some key players back in the team with Jan Serfontein and
Francois Hougaard back in the starting 15, and it looks to be a Bulls side that
is settled and knows how to win games at Loftus.
Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan
Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Dewald
Potgieter (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4
Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean
Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian
Lealiifano, 11 Clyde Rathbone, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen
(captain), 7 George Smith, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Scott Fardy, 4 Sam Carter, 3 Ben
Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio.