The Vodacom Blue Bulls U21 team will face the Cell C Sharks U21 side this weekend in one of the SA Rugby U21 Championship semi-finals at Loftus.
The Blue Bulls side have been one of the standout teams throughout the season and will go into the match a favourites ending on top of the log after the regular season was completed last weekend.
Coach Nollis Marais has kept the changes to his side to the minimum with van Niekerk coming in as inside centre and Sango Xamlashe coming in to partner van Niekerk in the midfield.
In the second row Nortje and Pieterse returns with Smith and Fourie the front row for this weekend.
Kick-off is 13:00 and the public are encouraged to come down to support the juniors with entrance to the match being free of charge
Vodacom Blue Bulls U21: 15. Richard Kriel, 14. Gershwin Mouton, 13. Sango Xamlashe, 12. Wian van Niekerk, 11. Sebastiaan Jobb, 10. Theo Boshoff, 9. Keagan Johannes, 8. Muller Uys (C), 7. Hanru Sirgel, 6. Stephan Smit, 5. Ruan Nortje, 4. Ryno Pieterse, 3. Mornay Smith, 2. Werner Fourie, 1. Kudzwai Dube.
Replacements: 16. Llewellyn Classen, 17. Etienne Janeke, 18. Carl Els, 19. Ewart Potgieter, 20. Johan Mulder, 21. Lionel April, 22. Dawid Kellerman, 23. Cabous Eloff.