– Wynand Olivier replaces the injured Jan Serfontein.
– Springbok Deon Stegmann starts at flank.
– Jurgen Visser returns to the starting team after injury.
– Ulrich Beyers drops out of the match day squad.
– Arno Botha drops to the bench.
– Prop Frik Kirsten returns via the bench in place of Hencus van Wyk.
– Grant Hattingh replaces Wilhelm Steenkamp.
“We are in control of our own destiny at this stage and that is exactly where we want to be. This means that we are doing some things right, but we all realise that we are also not accurate enough in other phases. They are a very dangerous side when there is broken field and open play, so we need to make sure we dominate territory and possession and win the gain line battle.” Said Coach Frans Luduke.
“We will have to be strong in defence. We leaked some unnecessary tries last weekend and we are not happy about that. The Hurricanes are known for their fantastic attack, so we need a very disciplined and determined approach on defence.” Added captain Pierre Spies.
The Bulls host the Hurricanes in Pretoria on Saturday, KO 19:10 CAT (18:10 BST)
Jurgen Visser , Akona Ndungane , JJ Engelbrecht , Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson, Morne Steyn, Jano Vermaak , Pierre Spies (c), Dewald Potgieter , Deon Stegmann, Juandre Kruger , Flip van der Merwe , Werner Kruger , Chiliboy Ralepelle , Dean Greyling .
Replacements : Willie Wepener, Frik Kirsten, Grant Hattingh, Arno Botha, Francois Hougaard, Louis Fouche, Lionel Mapoe.