JOHANNESBURG – Lions Currie Cup coach Ivan van Rooyen has made six changes to his starting team for Saturday’s round three match against Western Province at Newlands.
In a big boost to the side, Springbok lock Marvin Orie, who featured in the Test against Australia last Saturday, returns to the second row, and he’ll be partnered by another new player, Ruben Schoeman, who played from the bench last week.
In the front row, Sti Sithole replaces the injured Dylan Smith, while Pieter Jansen comes in for Jan-Henning Campher, who is also nursing a niggle.
Also, in the back-row, fit-again No 8 Hacjivah Dayimani returns to the side after missing the round one match against the Pumas, forcing James Venter to the bench.
There is also a change in the back division, with centre Jan-Louis la Grange getting an opportunity at the expense of Wayne van der Bank this week.