Bulls coach John Mitchell will have the luxury to pick his strongest possible team for Saturdays pre-season match against the Jaguares.
He will welcome back his Springboks as only De Jager future in the warm ups so far this year.
This means the likes of Pollard, Kriel, Gelant and Nyakane will all play apart in the last warm-up match before the season kicks off later this month.
‘We are three weeks away from competition, and we have a week up our sleeves, so we will need to start introducing our Japanese, Test and injury returnees,’ Mitchell said. ‘By the time we get to competition, we must make sure that all our players have at least 120 minutes of rugby under their belts.’