Boshoff back in for Jantjies
Marnitz Boshoff (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Marnitz Boshoff is back at flyhalf for the Lions at the expense of Elton Jantjies as they prepare to face the Highlanders in a Super Rugby clash in Dunedin on Saturday.
Anthony Volmink also comes into the team at left wing, replacing Courtnall Skosan, who started in last week's 38-8 loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Up front, coach Johan Ackermann has made just one change, with MB Lusaseni starting at lock in place of Franco Mostert.
On the bench, Corné Fourie has been called up to provide prop cover, while Rudi Mathee and Warwick Teckenburg are also new inclusions.
The match will kick off at 09:35 (SA time).
15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Richard Buckman, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Jason Emery, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu (co-captain), 7 Shane Christie, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Joe Wheeler, 3 Ma’afu Fia, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Chris King
Substitutes: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Matias Diaz, 18 Kane Hames, 19 Tom Franklin, 20 TJ Ioane, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Trent Renata, 23 Gareth Evans
15. Chrysander Botha, 14. Courtnall Skosan, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Stefan Watermeyer, 11. Anthony Volmink, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Martin Muller, 4. MB Lusaseni, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe
Substitutes: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Corné Fourie, 18. Jacques van Rooyen, 19. Rudi Mathee, 20. Warwick Teckenburg, 21. Ross Cronjé, 22. Elton Jantjies, 23. JW Jonker