Lions XV to face Samoa
Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his side that will take on Samoa in a tour match at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Both JC Janse van Rensburg and Derick Minnie returned from their loan stints at the Sharks and were included in the matchday 23, with eight players on the bench.
The Lions confirmed that Stokkies Hanekom had recovered from a back injury and was included in the starting line-up.
Golden Lions: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley (capt), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Gavin Annandale, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Lionel Cronje, 22 Dylan des Fountain, 23 Ruan Combrink/CJ van der Linde.