Andries Coetzee will wear the Golden Lions No 10 jersey against the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Stokkies Hanekom, who started at flyhalf against Western Province last weekend, moves back to outside centre, where he was going to start before Jaco van der Walt's injury prompted a reshuffle.
In other changes to the backline, Ruan Combrinck will start in his preferred position of fullback, Lionel Mapoe moves to the right wing and Alwyn Hollenbach is at inside centre.
Among the forwards, the Lions welcome back captain Warren Whiteley at eighthman, Jaco Kriel will start in the No 6 jersey and Armand van der Merwe comes in at hooker.
Golden Lions – 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Andries Coetzee, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Ricky Schroeder, 22 Howard Mnisi.
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