Ivan van Rooyen has made two changes to the Lions’ starting lineup for Saturday’s Currie Cup encounter against the Pumas in Nelspruit.
Van Rooyen has largely stuck with the same side that beat the Sharks a fortnight ago, with the exception of the two props.
At loosehead, Dylan Smith comes in for the injured Sti Sithole, while Wiehahn Herbst replaces Jannie du Plessis at tighthead.
There are a few new inclusions on the bench, with forwards Carlu Sadie, Wilhelm van der Sluys and Marnus Schoeman, as well as utility back Mannie Rass all earning selection this week.
Lions – 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (c), 9 Andre Warner, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Dylan Smith.
Subs: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Manuel Rass, 23 Marnus Schoeman.
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