Rossouw replaces Matfield

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.