Lions head coach Johan Ackermann is waiting on the fitness of fly-half Elton Jantjies ahead of their Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders.
Jantjies is bracketed with Marnitz Boshoff as their playmaker as the former hopes to return from a wrist injury suffered against the Cheetahs.
After a round break, the in-form Lions will be fresh to face a Crusaders side that defeated the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban last weekend.
In other team news, Ackermann has also bracketed locks Andries Ferreira and Lourens Erasmus while Warwick Tecklenburg returns on the flank.
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies/Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira/Lourens Erasmus, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Jaco van der Walt, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg
Date: Friday, April 1
Venue: Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 19:00 local (17:00 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant Referees: Craig Joubert, AJ Jacobs
TMO: Johan Greeff