Johannesburg – Lions coach Johan Ackermann on Thursday named his side to take on the Blue Bulls in a Currie Cup clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Ackermann made several changes to the team that narrowly went down to the Free State Cheetahs last week.
In the forwards, Robbie Coetzee is promoted to the starting line-up, while Ruan Dreyer and Stephan Greeff come into the team.
Jaco Kriel, meanwhile, starts at flank.
In the backline, Ross Cronje will start at scrumhalf with Deon Helberg also moving into the starting side at outside centre.
Among the replacements, Chris van Zyl, Lambert Groenewald, Guy Cronje and Lionel Cronje have all been drafted in to provide cover.
Lions team: Marnitz Boshoff, Andries Coetzee, Deon Helberg, Dylan Des Fountain, Anthony Volmink, Elton Jantjies, Ross Cronje, Derick Minnie (capt), Warwick Tecklenberg, Jaco Kriel, Franco van der Merwe, Stephan Greeff, Ruan Dreyer, Robbie Coetzee, CJ van der Linde. Replacements: Willie Wepener, Jacques van Rooyen, Chris van Zyl, Lambert Groenewald, Guy Cronje, Lionel Cronje, Ruhan Nel. – Sapa