Cobus Grobbelaar, who was injured on the Lions tour of Australasia, has been selected for Friday’s Super 14 match against the Highlanders and could be one of the two changes to the side which lost to Crusaders last weekend.
Grobbelaar has been bracketed with Johan van Deventer at No 6. Van Deventer had a storming game on his debut last weekend and would relish another chance at this level.
On the other flank, Ernst Joubert gets a break and is replaced by Robert Kruger in the only certain change to last week’s side.
If Grobbelaar plays, he will captain the side. Jaque Fourie will take over the captaincy if Grobbelaar is not cleared to play.
Earl Rose, Louis Ludik, Jaque Fourie, Doppies La Grange, Deon van Rensburg, Andre Pretorius, Jano Vermaak, Willem Alberts, Robert Kruger, Cobus Grobbelaar / Johan van Deventer, Anton van Zyl, Jannes Labuschagne, Lawrence Sephaka, Willie Wepener, JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: Hans van Dyk, Gert Muller, Franco van der Merwe, Todd Clever, Chris Jonck, Walter Venter, Michael Killian.