The Bulls have named their side to face the Reds at Loftus this weekend, with former Baby Bok skipper Arno Botha replacing the Northampton-bound Gerrit-Jan van velze on the replacements bench.
The side welcomes back scrumhalf Feancois Hougaard, who replaces Jano Vermaak after spending a week suspended, as well as outside centre Johann Sadie, who lasted only half an hour of the opener against the Sharks before going off injured. The former WP man comes straight in at 13, with Wynand Olivier moving to 12 and the unlucky Frans Venter dropping out of the 22 altogether.
With Deon Steggmann still out of action, CJ Stander enjoys his second successive start at openside, with Botha’s elevation to the bench at the expense of van Velze the only other change to the squad. Botha is in line for his first Super Rugby cap if he comes on.
Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 JJ EngelbrechtTweet