Arendse will start at fullback with Moodie and Nkosi on the wings. As a result, Johan Goosen shifts from fullback to flyhalf, and Cornal Hendricks moves from wing to outside centre. Chris Smith and Lionel Mapoe are both on the bench this weekend.
Upfront, Springbok flanker Marco van Staden will start his first Vodacom URC match since returning to Pretoria, at blindside in place of Ruan Vermaak, who won’t feature this weekend, with Junior Springbok utility forward Reinhardt Ludwig named on the bench.
There is also a rotational change at tighthead prop, with Francois Klopper named to start, with Mornay Smith amongst the replacements. Vermaak, Stravino Jacobs, Morne Steyn and Stedman Gans all drop out of the match-day squad this week.
The match at Loftus Versfeld is scheduled for kick-off at 18h30 and will be broadcast live on SuperSport.
Vodacom Bulls: 15 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 14 Canan Moodie, 13 Cornal Hendricks, 12 David Kriel, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Zak Burger; 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Marco van Staden, 6 Marcell Coetzee (captain), 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Francois Klopper, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp. Replacements: 16 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Mornay Smith, 19 Janko Swanepoel, 20 Reinhardt Ludwig; 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Lionel Mapoe.