Habana, Vic to front champs

Bryan Habana and Victor Matfield are back from injury and will start against the Crusaders this Friday.

Matfield is over a shoulder injury and reclaims the captaincy while Habana has recovered from a hand fracture and will start on the wing.

Despite their loss in Palmerston North, Frans Ludeke has only made two other changes. Danie Rossouw moves out of the second row to accommodate Matfield, but retains his starting spot albeit from the flank. Pedrie Wannenburg drops to the bench as a result.

Chiliboy Ralepelle will start at hooker in place of Derick Küun.

Bulls – 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Danie Rossouw, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 5 Victor Matfield (c), 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Rayno Gerber, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Gürthro Steenkamp.
Subs: 16 Jaco Engels, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Pedrie Wannenburg, 19 Derick Kuün, 20 Heinie Adams, 21 Burton Francis, 22 JP Nel.