The Highlanders head to Pretoria for the final leg of their South African tour.
The Bulls will be in a bouyant mood after ending their bye week still topping the S14 table. They will have to guard against a combination of complacency and the “coming off the bye blues”.
The Highlanders will be at the opposite end of the emotional scale after, for their first time ever, being held to ZERO against the Stormers last weekend. What better motivational tool could a coach ask for?
Neither team scored any points last week which one will score the most, or any, this week?
Ref: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
ARs: Pro Legoete (South Africa), Christie du Preez (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Venue: Loftus Versveld – Pretoria
Kick-off: 17.05 SA Time, 15.05 GMT
Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Stephan Dippenaar, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Derick Kuün, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Gary Botha, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Deon Stegmann, 20 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 21 Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 22 Pedrie Wannenburg.
Highlanders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Kenny Lynn, 12 Jason Shoemark, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Mat Berquist, 9 Sean Romans, 8 Steven Setephano, 7 Alando Soakai, 6 Tim Boys, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Chris King, 2 Jason Macdonald, 1 Jamie Mackintosh (captain).
Replacements: 16 Jason Rutledge, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Hayden Triggs, 19 John Hardie, 20 Scott Cowan, 21 Robbie Robinson, 22 James Paterson.