Tian Schoeman will start at flyhalf for the Bulls in this Saturday's clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Schoeman takes the place of Francois Brummer, who drops to the bench, while in a second change to the Bulls' starting lineup, Marcel van der Merwe comes in at tighthead prop for Werner Kruger.
'We want to finish this [conference] phase with some momentum,' Bulls coach Nollis Marais commented. 'This group developed nicely this season and I am happy about the progress we have shown. It may very well be a final opportunity for a number of players to represent the Bulls, and I expect a very positive effort from them.'
Bulls – 15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Burger Odendaal, 12 Dries Swanepoel, 11 Travis Ismaiel, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Marcel van der Merwe 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Nqoba Mxoli, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Arno Botha, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Francois Brummer, 23 SP Marais.
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