Baby Bok flyhalf Handre Pollard will finally make his senior debut for the Bulls against the Sharks this weekens, being named to start ahead of Tony Jantjies, who is injured.
Two other injuries picked up against the Lions last weekend are Francois Venter and Travis Ismaiel, who are replaced by Waylon Murray and Akona Ndungane respectively.
Changes to the forward pack see Frik Kirsten and David Bullbring play their first matches of the season, Kirsten replacing Werner Kruger and Bullbring forcing Wilhelm Steenkamp off the bench to make his debut later in the match.
Blue Bulls:15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Ulrich Beyers, 11 Akona Ndungane, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Jono Ross (captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Morné Mellett
Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 David Bullbring, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Tiaan Schoeman, 22 Clayton BlommetjiesTweet