Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has made just one change to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.
Coetzee has opted to rotate his scrum-halves with with Nic Groom replacing Louis Schreuder in the run-on side.
The WP boss has also opted for a five-two forwards split on the bench, with loose forward JJ Gagiano replacing centre Berton Klaasen in the matchday 22.
Unfortunately, flanker Rynhardt Elstadt - who was due to make his return from a rib cartilage injury this week - was not considered for selection, after suffering a recurrence of his injury.
Elstadt woke up in discomfort on Tuesday morning, after taking a full part in training on Monday, and after being sent for a scan it was decided to withdraw him from the selection frame for this weekend.
Western Province might have beaten the Blue Bulls 42-6 in their previous Currie Cup encounter this season (just over a month ago), but coach Coetzee warned that a far tougher Bulls outfit would be waiting for his team at Loftus Versfeld this weekend.
"They're definitely a desperate side and I can tell you that they'll come out firing in what will be a tough game for us.
"The Bulls are a proud union, this is unfamiliar territory for them. We really expect nothing less than the game of the season for them. It's a big challenge and it's one we're looking forward to."
Western Province: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Damian de Allende, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Tyrone Holmes, 6 Deon Fourie (c), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Deon Carstens, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut Lehmann, 20 JJ Gagiano, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Pat Howard.
Date: Friday, October 5
Kick-off: 19:10 local (18:10 BST, 17:10 GMT)
Venue: Loftus Versfeld
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan