Hilton Lobberts will start in the second row in one of four changes to the Griquas side to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
The former Springbok lock replaces the injured Jonathan Adendorf after the latter was ruled out for four weeks with an ankle injury.
Meanwhile, Doppies la Grange will get his first start for his new side at inside centre in place of Wayne Stevens. Francois Brummer will take over the captaincy role in Stevens' absence and will return to his favoured flyhalf position at the expense of Dean Grant.
Gouws Prinsloo has recovered from a knee injury to take his place at fullback.
Griquas – 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Jonathan Francke, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 PJ Vermeulen, 10 Francois Brummer (c), 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Carel Greeff, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Hilton Lobberts, 3 Ewald Van Der Westhuizen, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Steph Roberts.
Subs: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Maks van Dyk, 18 Hugo Kloppers, 19 Burger Schoeman, 20 RJ Liebenberg, 21 Abrie Griesel, 22 Dean Grant.
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