The inclusion of Burger Odendaal is the only change to the Lions starting lineup for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked clash with the Vodacom Bulls at Ellis Park.
Odendaal returns to the fray in a centre partnership with Wandisile Simelane to face the log-leading Bulls, who is also his former team.
Nathan McBeth and Dan Kriel will warm the bench together with PJ Botha, Ruan Dreyer, Reinhard Nothnagel, Marnus Schoeman, Ross Cronje and Tiaan Swanepoel.
The Lions are currently fourth on the log with 9 points.
Kick-off on Friday is at 7pm.
Lions – 15 Gianni Lombard; 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Courtnall Skosan; 10 Elton Jantjies (c), 9 Morne van den Berg, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 MJ Pelser, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole.
Subs: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Nathan McBeth, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Tiaan Swanepoel.