Boland Cavaliers coach Deon Davids has selected five Western Province players in his team for the Currie Cup match against the Sharks at Wellington on Friday.
Rugby365 reports that all five players are on loan from their neighbouring union.
The Province players that should strengthen the Wellington outfit are centre PJ Vermeulen, No.8 Zandré Jordaan, flank Hilton Lobberts and lock George Earl.
When he was at Western Province, Lobberts was used mostly as a lock, but he should blossom in his rightful position on the flank.
He is a fiery and aggressive player – and probably just what the Cavaliers need at this stage.
In another surprise Carel Hoffman was dropped from the side that lost to the Leopards last weekend.
He was by far the Boland’s best player in their 16-50 defeat.
Boland: 15 Llewellyn Adonis, 14 Deon Scholtz, 13 PJ Vermeulen, 12 Hein Myburgh, 11 Cornal Hendricks/Alvin Hugo, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Charlie King, 8 Zandré Jordaan, 7 Hilton Lobberts, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Rito Hlungwane, 4 George Earl, 3 Jané du Toit, 2 Clemen Lewis (captain), 1 Janro van Niekerk.
Replacements: 16 Harry Vermaas, 17 Johan Roets, 18 Nico Esterhuyse, 19 Carel Hoffman, 20 Denzil Willemse, 21 Ernie Kruger, 22 Justin Peach.
Date: Friday, September 4
Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 15.30 (13.30 GMT)
Referee: Peter Allen (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Matt Kemp, Eugenia Daniels