Blue Bulls flyhalf Louis Fouche will face a late fitness test ahead of his team’s Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Durban.
Fouche, who’s the current Currie Cup top points scorer (102), is struggling with injury and has been bracketed with Lionel Cronje in the starting line-up. A final call on his availability will be made later this week.
In one other change, CJ Stander will wear the No 8 jersey at Kings Park. Arno Botha moves to blindside flank with Jacques Potgieter on Springbok duty.
Blue Bulls – 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Louis Fouchè/Lionel Cronjè, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Dewald Potgieter (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Morne Mellett.
Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Ruan Snyman, 21 Lionel Cronjè/Willie du Plessis, 22 Ulrich Beyers.