Regular Super Rugby stalwart Jacques Potgieter will make a rare appearence in the Vodacom Cup when he plays for the Blue Bulls in their Northern Section fixture against Valke at Hugenote High School in Springs on Saturday.
Potgieter just came back from an injury and will be keen to get some match fitness under the belt as well as helping the Blue Bulls getting back to winning ways.
Coach Nollis Marais, who guided UP-Tuks to their second consecutive Varsity Cup title earlier this week, also promoted four of his regulars from that team into the starting line-up.
Star fullback Clayton Blommetjies, midfielder Piet Lindeque, flanker Wiaan Liebenberg and lock Mike Williams will start, while Willie du Plessis, Bongi Mbonambi, Courtnall Skosan and Nqubeko Zulu will play off the bench.
Another regular Vodacom Bulls player, Willie Wepener, will pack down at hooker.
The team is: Clayton Blommetjies,Travis Ismaiel, Piet Lindeque, Rohan Janse Van Rensburg, Sampie Mastriet, Tony Jantjies, Ruan Snyman, Jean Cook, Jacques Potgieter, Wiaan Liebenberg, Wilhelm Steenkamp (c), Mike Williams, Hencus Van Wyk, Willie Wepener, Dean Greyling.
Reserves: Bongi Mbonambi, Louis Albertse, Nqubeko Zulu, Nardus Van der Walt, Lohan Jacobs, Willie du Plessis, Courtnall Skosan