Courtnall Skosan has withdrawn from the Lions team set to face the Chiefs in Hamilton, and will return to South Africa to be with his gravely ill father.
Skosan was initially selected to play on the right wing in their second game on tour.
Sylvian Mahuza will now shift from fullback to the right wing, with Andries Coetzee coming off the bench to start at No 15.
Ruan Combrinck moves on to the bench, while Tyrone Green will fly to New Zealand on Wednesday to boost the squad.
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Aphiwe Dyanti, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Stephan Lewies, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Sti Sithole.
Subs: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Frans Van Wyk, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Ruan Combrinck.
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