The Golden Lions have made just one change for their clash against the EP Kings, with Jaco van der Walt replacing Marnitz Boshoff at flyhalf.
Van der Walt, who has come through the Lions system, will get his first Currie Cup start at Ellis Park on Saturday. While he didn't put a foot wrong on his debut against the Blue Bulls, the loss of Boshoff has thrust him into the first-team picture far sooner than would've been expected.
Coach Johan Ackermann has retained faith in the side who ran rampant against the Blue Bulls last week, with the two other changes coming on the bench.
Guy Cronjé has been drafted in as flyhalf cover, while SA Sevens star Albertus 'Kwagga' Smith is in line to make his Currie Cup debut.
Golden Lions – 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Lionel Mapoe, 13. Stokkies Hanekom, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Ruan Combrinck, 10. Jaco van der Walt, 9. Ross Cronjé, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. MB Lusaseni, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe
Subs: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Willie Britz, 19. Warwick Tecklenburg, 20. Guy Cronjé, 21. Kwagga Smith, 22. Howard Mnisi.
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