Stokkies Hanekom will start at flyhalf for the Golden Lions against Western Province at Newlands after Jaco van der Walt withdrew due to injury.
Van der Walt sustained a knee injury during last weekend’s clash with the EP Kings at Ellis Park. The 20-year-old has been unable to recover in time for Saturday’s match but it's hoped that he will return to action next week.
As a result of Van der Walt’s withdrawal, Hanekom shifts from outside centre to flyhalf, Lionel Mapoe moves to 13, and Courtnall Skosan starts on the right wing.
Golden Lions (revised) – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Stokkies Hanekom, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Derick Minnie (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Martin Muller, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Guy Cronjé, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Howard Mnisi.
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