Ross Geldenhuys has been named on the Highlanders bench for their match against the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The prop, who represented the Lions from 2008 to 2011, and loose forward John Hardie return to the match 23 after missing out on selection against the Sharks in Dunedin last weekend.
Coach Jamie Joseph has stuck with the same run-on XV for this weekend's game.
Highlanders – 15 Ben Smith (c). 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 Dan Pryor, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Kane Hames.
Subs: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Brendon Edmonds, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Elliott Dixon, 20 John Hardie, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Jason Emery.
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