Jaco Kriel will make his return from injury off the Lions bench against the Kings at Ellis Park on Sunday.
Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made two changes to his starting XV, Robbie Coetzee rotating with Malcolm Marx at hooker, and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk replacing Ross Cronjé, who is attending his brother’s wedding.
Replacement prop Corné Fourie will earn his 50th Super Rugby cap if he comes off the bench.
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Subs: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Johannes Jonker, 18, Corné Fourie, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Jacques Nel, 23 Anthony Volmink/Sylvian Mahuza.
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