Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Jano Vermaak will both return from injury for DHL Western Province to play in the Currie Cup Final against the Cell C Sharks at DHL Newlands on Saturday.
Scrumhalf Vermaak and No.8 Notshe come straight into the starting line-up for the replay of last year’s final, which kicks off at 16h00 on Saturday.
DHL Western Province will be looking to make it an unbeaten season and secure a record 35th Currie Cup title when they run out at DHL Newlands.
The only other change sees Josh Stander come into the starting XV at flyhalf, with Damian Willemse shifting to inside centre.
DHL Western Province Head Coach John Dobson said that his team want to make the most of the opportunity they have at DHL Newlands on Saturday.
“There has been a lot of hard work to get to this point, with many different people making important contributions.
“There is nothing like a Currie Cup Final at DHL Newlands, so it is something we would like to embrace and make the most of in front of The Faithful,” he said.
Tickets for the Currie Cup Final are still available from all Computicket outlets, online at wprugby.computicket.com and at the stadium box office.
Only tickets bought from wprugby.computicket.com, or any Computicket outlet will be valid for this match. Tickets obtained from any other source may not be valid.
DHL Newlands 2018 season tickets are not valid for the Currie Cup Final unless they have been paid for and secured. Scholars season tickets are valid strictly for under-18s.
DHL Western Province: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 SP Marais, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ali Vermaak.
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Michael Kumbirai, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 JJ Engelbrecht