New recruit Wiehan Herbst will make his first appearance in the light blue this weekend when the Blue Bulls take on Pumas in a SuperSport Rugby Challenge warm-up match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Herbst joined the squad on Monday from Ulster and coach Nollis Marais had little hesitation to call on the prop's services.
Marais also named a number of new faces in the team, including former Garsfontein High School stand-out Diego Appolis in the midfield and will have Springbok flanker, Marco van Staden, on the flank. With him as loose forwards are flank Roelof Smit who was robbed from a Bok cap by injury on the 2017 yearend-tour and the former Cheetahs hard man Paul Schoeman as eighthman.
The match kicks off at 12:30.
Earl Douwrie, Cameron Hufke, Altus Momsen, Diego Appollis, Andell Loubser, Wian van Zyl, Andre Warner, Paul Schoeman, Roelof Smit, Marco van Staden, Ashton Fortuin, Adre Smith, Wiehan Herbst, Franco Botha, Matthys Basson. Replacements: Stephan Leonard, Nqoba Mxoli, Mornay Smith, Madot Mabokela, Thomas Meyer, Raymond Nel, Muller Uys, Lian du Toit, Ruben Beytell, Zandre Kruger, Sango Xamlashe, Christian Ambadiang, Stephan Coetzee