Bulls coach John Mitchell has made just one change to his starting XV for their match against the Rebels in Pretoria on Saturday.
With No 8 Hanro Liebenberg having been ruled out for six to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury against the Sharks, Marco van Staden has moved from openside flank to the back of the scrum.
Roelof Smit, who replaced Liebenberg in the first half of that match, will wear No 6 jersey, with Shaun Adendorff taking Smit’s place on the bench.
‘We have another opportunity to show that we are a team that plays until the very end and that is an exciting opportunity for this team,’ said Mitchell.
‘We are gaining some momentum and improving all the time. We are not the finished product yet, though, and hard work and commitment remains important for us.’
Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Johnny Kötze, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (c), 11 Divan Rossouw, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Marco van Staden , 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Roelof Smit , 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Jason Jenkins, 20 Shaun Adendorff , 21 André Warner, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Duncan Matthews.
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