Swys de Bruin has made two changes to the Lions starting side ahead of the Super Rugby final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Courtnall Skosan replaces Aphiwe Dyantyi on the left wing. The latter sustained a hamstring injury in the semi-final against the Waratahs last week, but has been deemed fit enough to play from the bench in the decider this Saturday.
The other change sees Cyle Brink returning from a shoulder injury to start at blindside flank. Lourens Erasmus has moved to the reserves as a result.
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrink, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Subs: 16 Corné Fourie, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 23 Howard Mnisi.
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