There are four changes to the Western Province starting lineup for their Currie Cup clash with the Lions in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
Two of the changes are in the backline and two in the loose trio for the second match of the campaign, which kicks off at 7pm on Wednesday at Ellis Park.
Tim Swiel is at fullback, with Sergeal Petersen moving to wing in place of the injured Sihle Njezula, while Godlen Masimla starts at scrumhalf ahead of Paul de Wet.
In the two changes up front, No 8 Juarno Augustus and openside flank Marcel Theunissen come in, with Evan Roos moving to the side of the scrum and Johan du Toit shifting to the bench.
Hooker Jason Alexander and flank De Wet Marais are in line to make their senior Western Province debuts from the replacements bench.
Coach John Dobson said his team will need to be accurate in all areas on Wednesday.
“We know that we will need to raise our standards in order to make it two wins away from home on the Highveld,” he explained.
“The players coming in all bring valuable experience and we will need that in order to get the result we are after.”
Western Province – 15 Tim Swiel, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Rikus Pretorius, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Abner van Reenen, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Evan Roos, 6 Marcel Theunissen, 5 David Meihuizen, 4 Ernst van Rhyn (c), 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 JJ Kotze, 1 Ali Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Jason Alexander, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Justin Basson, 20 De Wet Marais, 21 Johan du Toit, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Cornel Smit, 24 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 25 Hacjivah Dayimani, 26 Niel Otto.