Flying Lions winger Anthony Volmink makes his first Super Rugby start of the season against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
In the forwards, boss Johan Ackermann has named Robbie Coetzee as his starting hooker, replacing Willie Wepener, while Jaco Kriel returns to the starting lineup on the openside flank.
Ross Cronje is named at scrum-half, while Volmink is joined in the back-three by full-back Chrysander Botha.
Lions: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Martin Muller, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 MB Lusaseni, 20 Willie Britz, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 JW Jonker.
Date: Saturday 19th April
Kick-off: 1705 local, 1605 BST
Referee: Stuart Berry (SA)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Quinton Immelman (both SA)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SA)