Rossouw set for century

Springboks forward to make 100th appearance for Bulls

By Rachel Griffiths.   Last Updated: 04/05/10 4:29pm

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Roussouw: To make 100th appearance

Roussouw: To make 100th appearance

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Danie Rossouw is poised to win his 100th Super Rugby cap for the Bulls when they face the Crusaders in Pretoria on Friday.

"Many of his games may have been off the bench, but I don't think people realise how valuable he is to both the Bulls and the Boks."
Victor Matfield Quotes of the week

Versatile forward Rossouw, who joined the Bulls in 2001, has been included in their starting line-up for Friday's match as the only change to the side that defeated Sharks 27-19 last week.

The 31-year-old South Africa international joins Pedrie Wannenburg (108) and captain Victor Matfield (106) in the century club.

"He is a great player and extremely valuable to a team," said Matfield. "That is why he is always with the Springboks and with the Bulls.

"Many of his games may have been off the bench, but I don't think people realise how valuable he is to both the Bulls and the Boks."

Change

Meanwhile, Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made one change to the replacements' bench for Friday's match, reinstating fit-again Jaco van der Westhuyzen in place of Heini Adams.

"Jaco's inclusion gives us more variety on the bench," said Ludeke. "We have Francois Hougaard as cover at scrum-half and are looking at Jaco's experience to provide us with something extra."

Defending champions Bulls are one win away from claiming a home semi-final this season.

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