Danie Rossouw steps in for injured captain Victor Matfield in the only change to the Bulls team to face the Blues on Saturday.
Matfield injured his shoulder in the 33-20 victory over the Reds and will be out for three weeks, with scrumhalf Fourie du Preez handed the leadership responsibilities.
Rossouw forms the second-row pairing with Bakkies Botha as coach Frans Ludeke looks to combat the Blues’ physicality, while Wilhelm Steenkamp is promoted to the bench.
Bulls – Zane Kirchner; Akona Ndungane, Jaco Pretorius, Wynand Olivier, Bryan Habana; Morné Steyn, Fourie du Preez (c); Pierre Spies, Dewald Potgieter, Deon Stegmann, Danie Rossouw, Bakkies Botha, Werner Kruger, Derick Kuün, Gurthrö Steenkamp. Subs: Chiliboy Ralepelle, Frik Kirsten, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Pedrie Wannenburg, Heini Adams, Burton Francis, JP Nel.