RUGBY NEWS - Springbok prop Lizo Gqoboka returns to the Vodacom Blue Bulls starting line-up this weekend as they face the Cell C Sharks in their final Currie Cup clash at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.
Gqoboka and Marco van Staden both rejoin the Bulls from the Springboks after playing against Argentina last weekend, and will be key figures in the Bulls quest to try and sneak into the semis.
The rest of the squad is the same as the one that beat the Lions a fortnight ago in Johannesburg. Blue Bulls coach Pote Human was overjoyed to have the Bok prop back in the team.
"It's awesome for us, he just lifted the entire spirit in the camp. He has another vibe. He is very disappointed at not making the World Cup squad, but he will make the most of this. Who knows? He may prove somebody wrong and maybe get a call-up if someone gets injured," Human said.
"I think he has been good since Super Rugby. He started all the games in Super Rugby and he and Trevor (Nyakane) did well. Starting all the games in Super Rugby is unheard of. I think he did well even if he got minimum time. I really rate him very highly. He is unlucky to miss out on the World Cup but you can only take 31 players. I'm sure he will do his best for us on Saturday.