Kurt Coleman will start at flyhalf in one of two changes to the Western Province side to play against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Coleman's inclusion means Demetri Catrakilis, who started in all of WP's previous fixtures, shifts to the bench for the return leg of this fixture. The only other change made by coach Allister Coetzee, sees Pat Cilliers return to the front row. He replaces Brok Harris and takes up the vice-captaincy.
Among the reserves, Neil Rautenbach drops out of the match-day squad, as hooker Scarra Ntubeni returns to the bench from injury. Loose forward Sikhumbuza Notshe is also drafted onto the wood to cover for the suspended Rynhard Elstadt. The final change to the substitutes sees uncapped scrumhalf Godlen Masimla come in for the injured Nic Groom.
Western Province – 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (c), 12 Jaco Taute, 11 Pat Howard, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Manuel Carizza, 19 Sikhumbuza Notshe, 20 Godlen Masimla, 21 Demetri Catrakilis, 22 Justin Geduld.
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