Milestones aplenty for Bulls

Pierre Spies will play his 100th Super Rugby match while Morne Steyn becomes the most capped Bull.

Steyn moves to 117 Super Rugby caps, surpassing legends Victor Matfield and Danie Rossouw in the process. Spies is the seventh player to reach a century of Super Rugby matches for the Union.

In team news, Francois Hougaard replaces Jano Vermaak as coach Frans Ludeke resumes his rotation policy at scrumhalf.

Jan Serfontein replaces Wynand Olivier, who falls out of the match 22 altogether. Lionel Mapoe shifts to wing to replace the injured Bjorn Basson, who might play off the bench.

In the front row, the prop-rotation continues as Frik Kirsten and Morne Mellet start ahead of Werner Kruger and Dean Greyling respectively.

Bulls: 15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Lionel Mapoe, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (c), 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Morné Mellet. Substitutes: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouchè, 22 Bjorn Basson.

By Richard Ferguson