Jan Serfontein will start at inside centre for the Blue Bulls in Saturday's top-of-the-table clash with the Golden Lions in Pretoria.
Serfontein earns a first start in the competition and teams up with Dries Swanepoel in the midfield, swopping places with Burger Odendaal, who moves to the bench.
Prop Dean Greyling is also fit again following a knee strain and he slots back into the starting line-up, replacing Pierre Schoeman. It will be Greyling’s 50th appearance for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup.
Another player returning is Werner Kruger, who will play off the bench and replace Dayan van der Westhuizen in the matchday squad.
In the third change to the squad that faced the Free State Cheetahs last weekend, Deon Stegmann returns from a cheekbone injury in place of Jannes Kirsten on the bench.
Blue Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Lappies Labuschagne (c), 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Bandise Maku, 1Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 RG Snyman, 19 Deon Stegmann, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 Burger Odendaal.
Date: Saturday, September 12
Kick-off: 19:10 local (17:10 GMT)
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Jaco Pretorius, Jaco Kotze
TMO: Johan Greeff