The Bulls have named a team including Victor Matfield, Fourie du Preez, Pierre Spies and Bryan Habana for their friendly against the Cheetahs on Friday.
Frans Ludeke rested most of his Springboks for the clash against the Lions last weekend and they were duly whipped 44-21. Ludeke has made 13 changes from that run-on team.
Only centre Marius Delport and tighthead Werner Kruger survive from the defeat at the Lions. Delport wins a place at 13 due to Jaco Pretorius’s calf injury, while the latter has been bracketed on the bench if he recovers in time.
The bench also has enviable depth with Danie Rossouw and Chiliboy Ralepelle among the subs.
The match kicks off at 19:00 in Polokwane.
Bulls – 15 Zane Kirchner; 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Marius Delport, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bryan Habana; 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez; 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Victor Matfield (c), 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Derick Kuün, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Subs (from): Chiliboy Ralepelle, Frik Kirsten, Dean Greyling, Danie Rossouw, Heini Adams, Burton Francis, Wayne Julies, Gerhard van den Heever, Braam Gerber / Jaco Pretorius, Jacques Burger, Wilhelm Steenkamp.