Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe has copped a three-week ban for punching a Waratahs player.
Springbok flanker Schalk Burger will make his return for the Stormers this Saturday via the bench.
Vodacom Bulls flyhalf Handré Pollard has been selected for the SA U20 squad to play at the IRB Junior World Championship in New Zealand this June.
The two No 13s will have key roles to play in Saturday's derby in Bloemfontein, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Poor decision-making was at the heart of a disappointing weekend for South African rugby, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Stormers were full of running in their 18-3 win against the Lions at Newlands on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI.
The Waratahs beat the Bulls 19-12 on Saturday to end their nine-year losing streak against the Pretoria franchise. JON CARDINELLI reports.
The Crusaders fought back from a 17-9 deficit to beat the Chiefs 18-17 in Hamilton on Saturday.
The Hurricanes cruised to a 39-20 bonus-point victory over the Blues in Wellington on Friday.