Alwayno Visagie is promoted from the replacements bench to the run on team in place of Erich Cronje at outside centre.
The only other difference to the starting XV that went down 33-25 against the Xerox Lions last week, was in the engine room where locks Pieter Jansen van Vuren and Darrien Landsberg switch numbers.
Stonehouse’s bench, meanwhile, shows four changes with Heath Backhouse and Liam Hendricks (both props), Giovan Snyman (scrumhalf) and Sebastian de Klerk (centre) – a former Vodacom Bulls Under-21 player – being drafted in.
While the outcome of the match will have no impact on the teams’ log positions, the Phakisa Pumas will be keen to finish the season a high against the table-topping Vodacom Bulls, especially after narrow defeats in their last two outings.
Phakisa Pumas - 15 Tapiwa Mafura, 14 Luther Obi, 13 Alwayno Visagie, 12 Ali Mgijima, 11 Etienne Taljaard, 10 Devon Williams, 9 Ginter Smuts, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Phumzile Maqondwana, 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Darrien Landsberg, 4 Pieter Jansen van Vuren (captain), 3 Ignatius Prinsloo, 2 Simon Westraadt, 1 Morgan Naude. Replacements: 16 AJ le Roux, 17 Eduan Swart, 18 Heath Backhouse, 19 Francois Kleinhans, 20 Giovan Snyman, 21 Tiaan Botes, 22 Sebastian de Klerk, 23 Liam Hendricks.
Match information – Phakisa Pumas v Vodacom Bulls
Date: Sunday, 10 January 2021
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Referees: Rasta Rasivhenge and AJ Jacobs
TMO: Johan Greeff
TV: SuperSport Grandstand and Rugby