Hanro Liebenberg will captain the Blue Bulls in this Saturday's match against the Pumas in Nelspruit.
In four changes to the starting lineup, injured captain Arno Botha is replaced by Nic de Jager, with the captaincy going to Liebenberg.
Fullback Duncan Matthews has also been ruled out with injury, and Ulrich Beyers comes in for him.
The two other changes are rotational, with hooker Bandise Maku and loosehead Lizo Gqoboka starting ahead of Jaco Visagie and Pierre Schoeman respectively.
Blue Bulls – 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (c), 7 Nic de Jager, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Martin Dreyer, 18 Irné Herbst, 19 Roelof Smit, 20 Andre Warner, 21 Joshua Stander, 22 Divan Rossouw.
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