Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made two rotational changes for his team’s clash with the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.
Callie Visagie and Rudy Paige will be in the run-on team with Piet van Zyl and Bongi Mbonambi, who started against the Free State Cheetahs a week ago, playing off the Mbombela Stadium bench.
With that win over the Cheetahs, the Bulls have closed the gap on the Pumas in the standings. The Pumas are in fifth place on the table with 19 points while the men from Pretoria are in sixth position with 18 points.
Both sides have played eight matches.
The Nelspruit-based side were amongst the tournament’s pacesetters after the early rounds but have dropped down the table after losing their last three matches to Western Province, the Golden Lions and Griquas.
Blue Bulls: 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Jacques Louis Potgieter, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jono Ross, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann (c), 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Morn