The Lions have made three personnel changes to their starting XV for Saturday’s match against the Stormers at Newlands.
Kwagga Smith, who missed his side’s Vodacom Super Rugby opener against the Jaguares due to a calf injury, will start on the blindside flank, with Hacjivah Dayimani moving to the bench. Stephan Lewies returns to the second row at the expense of Rhyno Herbst.
Ruan Combrinck will wear the No 14 jersey, with Courtnall Skosan shifting to the left wing and Aphiwe Dyanti among the reserves.
Sti Sithole, Gianni Lombard and Sylvian Mahuza all come on to the bench.
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Nic Groom, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.
Subs: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Rhyno Herbst, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Gianni Lombard, 22 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.