It will be a special day for Vodacom Bulls stalwarts Pierre Spies and Mornè Steyn at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday when their team takes on the Highlanders in a Vodacom Super Rugby clash.
Spies will play in his 100th Super match for his team, becoming the seventh player from the franchise to reach that mark. His debut for the team was against the self-same Highlanders, but in Dunedin and on the wing way back in 2005.
Steyn will become the most capped Vodacom Bulls player in Super Rugby, playing in his 117th match for the franchise and will move past Victor Matfield and Danie Rossouw’s 116 match mark.
There have been five changes to the starting side that scored the bonus point win over the Hurricanes. Three of those are in the backline and two in the front row.
Jan Serfontein returns to inside centre ahead of Wynand Olivier, Lionel Mapoe swops his place on the bench with Bjorn Basson and will play left wing and Jano Vermaak and Francois Hougaard also do swop the number nine and number twenty jerseys.
Up front Frik Kirsten and Mornè Mellett take over the propping duties from Werner Kruger and Dean Greyling.
In a change on the bench, Callie Visagie takes over from Willie Wepener.
The team (with number of Super caps) is: Jürgen Visser (6), Akona Ndungane (90), JJ Engelbrecht (26), Jan Serfontein (7), Lionel Mapoe (37), Morné Steyn(116), Francois Hougaard (50), Pierre Spies (99, c), Dewald Potgieter (60), Deon Stegmann (68), Juandré Kruger (27), Flip van der Merwe (56), Frik Kirsten (24), Chiliboy Ralepelle (62), Morné Mellet (8). Replacements: Callie Visagie (18), Werner Kruger (85), Grant Hattingh (15), Arno Botha (19), Jano Vermaak (98), Louis Fouchè (19), Bjorn Basson (48).