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Bulls confident ahead of Super Rugby semi

The team will face the Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

The team will face the Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

CAPE TOWN - The Bulls say they're feeling confident ahead of their Super Rugby semi-final and believe they have spotted one or two chinks in the Brumbies armour ahead of Saturday's game.

The Pretoria franchise has made two changes to the starting 15 by including in Springbok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard and centre, Jan Serfontein.

Coach Frans Ludeke says his side knows what's at stake this weekend.

"We're only focusing on this week. I can guarantee you that. You know it's knockout rugby. They played well consistently through the competition. In their side they've got a lot of strengths, so we're looking forward to the contest. We know which areas are vital for us and we'd like to get our strengths into the game and play well."

Brumbies coach Jake White says they're not changing much in preparation.

He named an unchanged match 22 from the side that beat the Cheetahs in last week's playoff.

The Bulls have discounted the notion of home ground advantage, but results from the last four fixtures between the two teams have gone the way of the home side.

The Bulls have also featured prominently in the latter stages of Super Rugby in the last five years, winning back to back titles in 2009 and 2010 and losing out in the qualifiers in 2012.

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