Manie Libbok will start at flyhalf in the only change to the Vodacom Bulls’ starting lineup to face the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday.
Libbok replaces Handré Pollard, who picked up a calf strain earlier in the week which has forced his return to South Africa.
As a result, 22-year-old JT Jackson is called up to the bench and could make his first appearance of the season.
Duane Vermeulen will lead the team in Pollard’s absence.
Lizo Gqoboka will earn his 50th Super Rugby cap for the Bulls this weekend.
Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 André Warner, 8 Duane Vermeulen (c), 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 JT Jackson, Divan Rossouw.
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