Fourie du Preez has passed a late fitness test and will take on the Sharks at King’s Park on Saturday.
Du Preez was initially bracketed in the team with Heini Adams, but came through unscathed at training on Wednesday afternoon. The Bok No 9 sat out the clash with the Cheetahs and the lack of his kicking game and all-round composure was missed.
Adams drops to the bench while Francois Hougaard is out of the 22.
Bulls (revised) – 15 Zane Kirchner; 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JP Nel, 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: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Danie Rossouw, 19 Pedrie Wannenburg, 20 Heini Adams, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Jaco Pretorius.