The MTN Lions have been forced into a couple of changes to their starting line-up for their clash with the Rebels.
James Kamana starts in place of injured Andries Coetzee. Waylon Murray gets his first start of the season alongside Butch James with Lionel Mapoe moving to the right wing.
Michael Bondesio starts at scrumhalf in place of Tian Meyer who has been ruled out due to injury. Ross Cronje takes Bondesio’s place on the bench.
Ruan Dreyer, Ettiene Oosthuizen and JR Esterhuysen will make their first appearance for the Lions after being named in the replacements list.
15 James Kamana, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (capt.), 7 Grant Hattingh, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg. Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruaan Dreyer, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 JR Esterhuizen, 22 Ruan Combrinck