Springbok Jan Serfontein will start at inside centre when the Vodacom Blue Bulls take on the Golden Lions at Loftus.
It will be Serfontein’s first start of the competition as he takes over from Burger Odendaal, who drops to the bench for Saturday's match.
In other boosts for the Bulls, Dean Greyling returns from injury and will start in place of Pierre Schoeman, while Deon Stegmann and Werner Kruger will play off the bench.
Blue Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Lappies Labuschagne (c), 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Dean Greyling.
Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 RG Snyman, 19 Deon Stegmann, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 Burger Odendaal.
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