Warwick Tecklenburg and JW Jonker will start against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.
Tecklenburg replaces Derick Minnie, who fractured his cheekbone, while Jonker fills the gap left by Alwyn Hollenbach, who failed to pass the fitness test. Last week's try-scorer Stefan Watermeyer moves into the No 12 jersey while Jonker goes into outside centre.
Willie Britz will provide loose forward cover, having recovered from his hip flexor injury. Utility back Courtnall Skosan also comes in on the bench and will look to make his Vodacom Super Rugby debut.
Lions – 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 JW Jonker, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 MB Lusaseni, 20 Willie Britz, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Courtnall Skosan, 23 Coenie van Wyk.
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