The Lions have announced their team to take on the Hurricanes on Friday night, with skipper Josh Strauss shifting to the side of the scrum to accommodate Warren Whiteley in the starting fifteen.
In a surprise move, coach John Mitchell has also named 22 year old Stephan Greeff in the second row, ahead of Hendrik Roodt, who seems to have to pass a fitness test to be able to take his spot on the bench.
Cobus Grobbelaar moves to the bench to accommodate the changes in the loose trio.
James Kamana drops to the bench while Michael Killian gets his first start of the season.
15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss (captain), 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg
Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Marius Coetzer/Hendrik Roodt, 19 Cobus Grobbelaar, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Butch James, 22 James Kamana / Lionel MapoeTweet