Former Junior Springboks captain and no8, Hanro Liebenberg, will lead the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Cape Town on Friday when they take on DHL Western Province in the opening match of the Currie Cup Qualifying series.
Only a couple of players in the squad named by coach Hendré Marnitz have played at this level.
The likes of Callie Visagie, Deon Stegmann and Luther Obi will provide experience though.
“Yes, we are a young team with not much experience, but there is massive potential and ability,” Marnitz said.
“It is a tough start, away from home against a team that performed very well in the competition in recent years, so we will be asked tough questions. I am confident that we will be very competitive,” Marnitz said.
Liebenberg echoed the sentiment.
“If you are good enough, you are old enough. This is a group of able and willing players. They all can play the game at a high level and is keen and proud to represent the Blue Bulls. We will give our best.”