Butch fills flyhalf void
Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made three changes to his starting line-up to face Western Province in Cape Town on Saturday.
Veteran fly-half Butch James replaces Elton Jantjies (who has been called up to South Africa's matchday 22) at fly-half, while Dylan des Fountain starts at centre in place of Jaco Taute (also on Bok duty).
In the forwards, last week's try-scoring super sub Jaco Kriel replaces Willie Britz who moves to the bench.
Meanwhile, Martin Bezuidenhout replaces Bandise Maku on the bench, Ruan Dreyer replaces CJ van der Linde (with the Springbok squad) on the bench, while Deon van Rensburg makes a welcome return from injury and starts from the bench in place of James.
Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Dylan des Fountain, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (c).
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Ettienne Oosthuizen, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Deon van Rensburg, 22 James Kamana.