Andries Ferreira will start in the Lions’ second row against the Jaguares at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Ferreira was initially named to start against the Sharks last weekend, but he withdrew before kickoff. He replaces Marvin Orie, who drops out of the match 23.
Unlike last week, coach Swys de Bruin has opted to include a recognised back-up scrumhalf – Marco Jansen van Vuren – on the bench. If he comes onto the field, he will make his Super Rugby debut.
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Subs: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Marco Janse van Rensburg, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg.
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