Anthony Volmink will replace the injured Ruan Combrink in the Lions' starting lineup to face Western Province at Ellis Park on Friday.
Combrink, who will undergo knee surgery on Wednesday, has been ruled out for the rest of the season, enforcing a change on the wing, while at centre, Rohan Janse van Rensburg starts at 13 in place of Stokkies Hanekom.
In the front row, Dylan Smith and Julian Redelinghuys also get a start as part of the rotational system in the side.
Golden Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14Courtnall Skosan, 13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Steph de Wit, 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.
Subs: 16 Mark Pretorius, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Fabian Booysen, 19 Kwagga Smith, 20 Jaco van der Walt, 21 Stokkies Hanekom, 22 Sampie Mastriet.
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