Dean Greyling will play in his first competitive match for the year when he takes the field for the Blue Bulls in their Vodacom Cup clash against the Leopards XV at Loftus B on Saturday.
Greyling recovered from a stress fracture in his foot that dogged him since pre-season and has been included in the side that will take on their North West opponents.
Wilhelm Steenkamp, Hencus van Wyk and Ruan Snyman, who just returned with the Vodacom Bulls from their Australasian tour, will also start, with Steenkamp resuming the captaincy again.
The team to play the Leopards is: Ulrich Beyers, Travis Ismaiel, Dries Swanepoel, Rohan Janse Van Rensburg, Heinrich Steyl, Tony Jantjies, Ruan Snyman, Jean Cook, Nardus van der Walt, Roelof Smit, Wilhelm Steenkamp (c), Cornell Hess, Hencus van Wyk, Callie Visagie, Dean Greyling.
Replacements: Sidney Tobias, Dawie Steyn, Stephan Pretorius, Jannes Kirsten, Rudy Paige, Kobus Marais, Damian van Wyk.