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Bulls make four changes to starting XV

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Pretoria – The Blue Bulls made four changes to their run-on side to face the Currie Cup log-leaders Western Province at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

Twenty-year-old Joshua Stander could make his debut as the starting flyhalf if Jacques-Louis Potgieter does not recover in time from a rib injury.

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 21: Jacques du Plessis during the Vodacom Blue Bulls training session at Loftus Versfeld on August 21, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

The position was vacated by Tony Jantjies, who is suffering from concussion, while Piet van Zyl will play scrumhalf in Rudi Paige's place.

The other two changes to the starting XV sees Callie Visagie move into the run-on side with Bongi Mbonambi shifting to the bench, while prop Werner Kruger comes in for Springbok call-up Marcel van der Merwe.

Blue Bulls team: Jesse Kriel, Akona Ndungane, William Small-Smith, Burger Odendaal, Sampie Mastriet, Jacques-Louis Potgieter/Joshua Stander, Piet van Zyl, Jono Ross, Jacques du Plessis, Deon Stegmann (captain), Grant Hattingh, Paul Willemse, Werner Kruger, Callie Visagie, Dean Greyling.

Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Hencus van Wyk, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Jacques Engelbrecht, Rudi Paige, Tian Schoeman, Ryan Nell. – Sapa

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