Three changes have been made to the Xerox Lions starting line-up for the Carling Currie Cup match against the Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this weekend.
Jannie du Plessis, Dan Kriel and André Warner all get the nod.
Kriel replaces an injured Burger Odendaal, who is struggling with a strained right calf while the other changes are based on rotation.
Four players from the starting line-up were in action against the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup final in Bloemfontein last year. They are Dylan Smith, Marvin Orie, Wandisile Simelane and Stean Pienaar. Jan-Henning Campher, Wilhelm van der Sluys and Len Massyn were on the bench on that day.
Manuel Rass moves onto the bench for this encounter.
The Xerox Lions travel to Bloemfontein on Thursday afternoon and will have their captains run in the city of roses on Friday.
Kick-off in Bloemfontein is at 16:30.
Xerox Lions vs Toyota Cheetahs:
Tiaan Swanepoel; Stean Pienaar, Wandisile Simelane, Dan Kriel, Courtnall Skosan; Elton Jantjies (capt), André Warner; Len Massyn, Vincent Tshituka, Jaco Kriel, Willem Alberts, Marvin Orie, Jannie du Plessis, Jaco Visagie, Sti Sithole.
Jan-Henning Campher, Dylan Smith, Ruan Dreyer, Reinhard Nothnagel, Wilhelm van der Sluys, Morne van den Berg, Manuel Rass, Roelof Smit.
• Wiehahn Herbst and Rabz Maxwane will travel with as back-up.