Lock Hugo Kloppers will captain the Pumas when they clash with the Blue Bulls in Currie Cup action at Loftus Versfeld on Friday evening.
Kloppers takes the armband from Hennie Skorbinski, who drops out of the matchday 23 altogether, with his place at inside centre taken by Ryan Nell.
The Pumas are fifth on the standings with one win from their three matches, while the Blue Bulls are in third position on the log with two wins from four.
Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Morné Joubert, 13 Neill Maritz, 12 Ryan Nell, 11 Ruwellyn Isbel, 10 Christopher Smith, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Hugo Kloppers (captain), 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Andrew Beerwinkel, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1Khwezi Mona
Replacements: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Hilton Lobberts, 19 Francois Kleinhans, 20 Abrie Griesel, 21 Kobus Marais, 22 Henko Marais
Date: Friday, September 14
Venue: Loftus Versfeld
Kick-off: 18:45 local (17:45 BST, 16:45 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Christopher Allison
Television match official: Lesego Legoete