Lions coach Swys de Bruin has made four changes to his starting lineup to face the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday.
With hooker Malcolm Marx ruled out for six weeks due to a hamstring tear, Robbie Coetzee comes into the lineup, with regular prop Jacques van Rooyen providing emergency backup on the bench.
There is also a new lock combination as both Marvin Orie and Andries Ferreira start. Orie replaces flank Marnus Schoeman, with Franco Mostert again shifting to No 7.
In the final change to the team, Johannes Jonker comes in for Jacobie Adriaanse in a rotational switch.
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrink, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Dylan Smith.
Subs: 16 Jacques van Rooyen, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.
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