Jan Serfontein will return to the Vodacom Blue Bulls’ starting lineup for Friday’s match against the Sharks at King's Park.
The Springbok rotates with Dries Swanepoel at outside centre, while in another change to the backline, Tian Schoeman replaces Louis Fouché at flyhalf.
A reshuffle in the loose trio sees captain Lappies Labuschagne set to make his 50th Currie Cup appearance on the blindside flank as he takes over from injured Roelof Smit, while Arno Botha comes in at No 8.
Blue Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Lappies Labuschagne (c), 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 RG Snyman, 19 Ruan Steenkamp, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 Dries Swanepoel.
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