Vodacom Blue Bulls coach, Pote Human, named a big squad to face the Xerox Golden Lions in a warm-up match in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
This match will fine-tune the preparations for the team that will play in the newly launched SuperSport Rugby Challenge.
The Vodacom Blue Bulls take on the Steval Pumas in their opening fixture at Loftus Versfeld on 22 April.
The bulk of the team played for the Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-21 in 2016, but the likes of Duncan Matthews, Jade Stighling, Tony Jantjies, Freddy Ngoza and Jan van der Merwe will province ample cover in the experience stakes.
The squad is: Duncan Matthews, Andell Loubser, Jade Stighling, Marquit September, Erin Cronje, Matt Kriel, Kefentse Mahlo, Xolisa Guma, Tony Jantjies, Kurt Webster, Jason Olivier, Josh Aldermann, Denzil Hill, Riekert Korff, Arnold Gerber, Freddy Ngoza, PJ Toerien, Abongile Nonkontwana, Eric Groenewald, Adriaan Burger, IG Prinsloo, Matthys Basson, Jan van der Merwe, Nico Peyper, Alandre van Rooyen, Njambula Gumede, Simphiwe Matanzima, Madot Makobela.