Ah yes – yet another SA derby.
The Bulls are finally back at Fortress Loftus after disappointing loss to the Reds last week left them with a 2 from 4 record on tour. They have lost ground and no that nothing other than five points against the Lions will do, if their quest is to claim a home semi-final.
The Joburgers are on the up, though and if they can improve on last week’s performance against the Sharks, they might just give the Bulls a run for their money.
Ref: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
ARs: Joey Salmans (South Africa), Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Venue: Loftus Versveld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 15:00 SA Time, 14:00 BST
Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Heini Adams, 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 Bees Roux, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Deon Stegmann, 20 Fourie du Preez, 21 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 22 Pedrie Wannenburg.
Lions: 15 Carlos Spencer, 14 Michael Killian, 13 Marius Delport, 12 Walter Venter, 11 Wandile Mjekevu, 10 Herkie Kruger, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Derick Minnie, 7 Wikus van Heerden, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Nico Luus, 3 Gert Muller, 2 Hans van Dyk, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Hannes Franklin, 17 Kevin Buys, 18 Wouter Moore, 19 Justin Wheeler, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 Deon van Rensburg, 22 Tonderai Chavhanga.