There are five changes to the DHL Western Province team for the Currie Cup clash with the Vodacom Blue Bulls at DHL Newlands on Saturday.
Scrumhalf Jano Vermaak, flyhalf Damian Willemse, centre Huw Jones, flank Jaco Coetzee and hooker Scarra Ntubeni all come into the starting lineup for the North-South derby, which kicks off at 17h15 on Saturday.
Vermaak replaces the injured Dewaldt Duvenage and will parter Willemse at halfback, with Justin Phillips and Kurt Coleman on the replacements bench.
Jones makes his first start since returning from a hamstring injury and will line up at inside centre.
Both Coetzee and Ntubeni come into the starting line-up, with Ramone Samuels and Steph de Wit on the replacements bench alongside lock Eddie Zandberg, who is in line to make his Currie Cup debut.
DHL Western Province Head Coach John Dobson said that his team are looking forward to playing at DHL Newlands again.
“It is alway a big game when the Vodacom Blue Bulls come to DHL Newlands and this will be no different.
“It has been a tough week for us, but the players are determined to rise to the occasion and show what we are capable of,” he said.
DHL Western Province: 15 SP Marais, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Michael Kumbirai, 18 Eddie Zandberg, 19 Steph de Wit, 20 Justin Phillips, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Dan Kriel.