There are four changes to the DHL Western Province forward pack for their Carling Currie Cup encounter with Airlink Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday night.
Three of the changes are in the front row and the other is at lock, while the backline is unchanged for the meeting with the Mpumalanga side, which kicks off at 19h00 on Friday.
There is an all-new front row of props Kwenxo Blose and Neethling Fouche and hooker Jacques van Zyl, while the other change sees Ernst van Rhyn start at lock.
Hooker HP van Schoor and wing Ebenezer Tshimanga are both in line to make their senior DHL Western Province debut from a replacements bench which also features loose forward Junior Pokomela.
DHL Western Province Head Coach Jerome Paarwater said that his team are looking forward to the challenge in Nelspruit.
“This latest break has given us another chance to work on a few things and hopefully we will see the result of that on Friday night.
“The players and coaches continue to work hard and we know that we will have to be at our best to come away with a win,” he said.
DHL Western Province:
15 Tristan Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Cornel Smit, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Timothy Swiel, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Keke Morabe, 7 Marcel Theunissen, 6 Nama Xaba (captain), 5 Ben-Jason Dixon, 4 Ernst van Rhyn, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Jacques van Zyl, 1 Kwenzo Blose.
16 HP van Schoor, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 19 Simon Miller, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Bobby Alexander, 22 Mnombo Zwelendaba, 23 Ebenezer Tshimanga.