Springbok fly-half Marnitz Boshoff has been recalled to the Golden Lions’ starting XV for Friday’s clash with the Sharks in Durban.
Boshoff comes into the run-on side for Jaco van der Walt and is one of four changes to the Lions side that beat Griquas in Kimberley last weekend.
In the only other change in the back-line, Stokkies Hanekom takes over from Howard Mnisi at inside centre while amongst the forwards, Lions coach Johan Ackermann has opted to draft in Schalk van der Merwe and Robbie Coetzee in the front row.
Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe (c), 12 Stokkies Hanekom, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Martin Muller, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Mark Richards, 22 Howard Mnisi.
Date: Friday, October 3
Kick-off: 19:10 local (17:10 GMT)
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Lesego Legoete
Assistant referees: Oregopotse Rametsi, Stefan Breytenbach
Television match official: Jason Jaftha