Sigma Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen has made 8 changes to his starting line-up that will travel to Kimberley when they face the Tafel Lager Griquas in a Carling Currie Cup encounter on Friday. The match kicks off at 14:30.
In the backline, Burger Odendaal and Duncan Matthews is welcomed back to the fray. Burger will be running out in his 50th Currie Cup match.
Among the forwards we see front rowers, Sti Sithole and Jaco Visagie move up from the bench along with lock, Reinhard Nothnagel. Ruhan Straueli will make his first Currie Cup start of the season.
On the bench, the Lions welcome back Travis Gordon, while Ross Cronje will also look to get some Currie Cup action.
The junior Lions will get their SA Rugby U20 Championship underway this weekend when they face the Vodacom Bulls U20 on Loftus on Saturday, 7 August.
Sasko Ndlovu will captain this exciting young Lions outfit.
This match kicks-off at 11:00.
Sigma Lions: Duncan Matthews; Rabz Maxwane, Wandisile Simelane, Burger Odendaal, Courtnall Skosan; Jordan Hendrikse, Andre Warner; Francke Horn (capt.), Ruhan Straueli, Sibusiso Sangweni, Reinhard Nothnagel, FP Pelser, Carlu Sadie, Jaco Visagie, Sti Sithole. Replacements: PJ Botha, Nathan McBeth, Ruan Dreyer, Ruben Schoeman, Travis Gordon, Ross Cronje, Fred Zeilinga, Stean Pienaar
Lions u20: Zeilinga Strydom; Ngia Selengbe, Henco van Wyk, Tyler Bocks, Quan Horn; Jurich Claasens, Nico Steyn; Sisonke Vumasonke, Jarod Cairns, Sasko Ndlovu (capt.), Connor van Buuren, Ruan Venter, Sibusiso Shongwe, Jacque-Lois du Toit, Okuhle Siyeni. Replacements: Allister Williams, Wandile Hlope, Heiko Pohlmann, Babalo Makana, Justin Kalamer, Setchaba Mokoena, Liyema Matyolweni, Boldwin Hansen