Flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter has been ruled out of the Blue Bulls' Currie Cup match against Western Province at Loftus on Saturday.
Potgieter has tonsillitis, so 20-year-old Joshua Stander will start at 10.
In some good news for the Bulls, flank Jacques du Plessis, who injured an upper thigh at Thusday's practice, passed his fitness test on Friday.
Blue Bulls (revised) – 15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Joshua Stander, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Jono Ross, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann (c), 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Hencus van Wyk, 18 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Tian Schoeman, 22 Ryan Nell.
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