Fit-again Andries Coetzee will start at fullback for the Lions against the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday.
In April, Coetzee was ruled out for up to eight weeks after stepping into a hole during training and tearing his ankle ligaments.
The only other change comes in the pack, where Ruan Ackermann will stand in at No 8 for the injured Warren Whiteley. Jaco Kriel will take over the captaincy.
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.
Subs: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.
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