Lions name their XV
Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his side to take on the Sharks at Ellis Park on Friday.
Francois du Toit, Julian Redelinghuys, Warwick Tecklenburg and Ross Cronje all move up into the starting line-up, while Chrysander Botha returns at full-back after his stint with the Namibian national side.
Meanwhile, on the bench, the Lions welcome Lambert Groenewald, who joined the Golden Lions Rugby Union earlier this year.
Lions: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Francois du Toit, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (capt).
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Gavin Annandale, 19 Lambert Groenewald, 20 Michael Bondesio, 21 Dylan des Fountain, 22 Deon van Rensburg.