The Bulls side to face the Sharks at Loftus this weekend has been announced, with a few changes to the side that has been struck down by a severe bout of flu.
Captain Dewald Potgieter returns to lead the side from the back of the scrum, while CJ Stander keeps his place in the team above Arno Botha, who finds himself on the bench. Grant Hattingh move to lock to partner Wilhelm Steenkamp, while Werner Kruger returns to the starting line-up in place of Frik Kirsten.
Amongst the backs, Johann Sadie gets his first start, replacing Ulrich Beyers in the side, with Jan Serfontein retaining his spot on the bench.
Blue Bulls: 15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Clayton Blommetjies, 10 Louis Fouché, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 CJ Stander, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Dawie Steyn
Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Cornell Hess, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Rudi Paige, 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 Jan SerfonteinTweet