The Jukskei Derby at Emirates Airline Park kicks off at 19h00 and will be broadcast live on the SuperSport Grandstand and Rugby channels.

The 25-year-old Steenkamp, who traded Bloemfontein for Pretoria recently, will wear the No 5-jersey in the absence of former Junior Springbok Ruan Nortje, who is being rested due to a little injury niggle.

Steenkamp has stuck his hand up during training and now gets his opportunity to impress for the Vodacom Bulls, who are currently top of the log in Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked.

The lineout has proven an effective attacking platform for the men in blue, with the Pretoria based franchise boasting a 95% success rate while losing an average of fewer than one lineout on their own throw per match to date.

David Kriel

David Kriel

The rest of the match day team remains the same as the Vodacom Bulls look to remain consistent in their performances with two matches left before the conclusion of Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked.

“The players have done well in correcting the ship after a slow start against Griquas and the Cheetahs, which is testament to their desire to go the whole nine yards and secure silverware,” said Jake White, the Vodacom Bulls’ Director of Rugby.

“However, our job is not yet done and we will have to have our wits about us when we face the Lions who will be confident after a strong performance last weekend.”

Vodacom Bulls: 15 David Kriel, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Stedman Gans, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Elrigh Louw, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Jacques van Rooyen. Replacements: 16 Joe van Zyl, 17 Gerhard Steenekamp, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Sintu Manjezi, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Marco Jansen van Vuren.

Match information - Emirates Lions vs Vodacom Bulls
Date: Saturday 7 November
Time: 19h00
Venue: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, Egon Seconds
Television Match Official: Marius van der Westhuizen
TV: SuperSport Rugby and Grandstand