Lusaseni headlines Lions' changes
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lions coach Johan Ackermann made a number of changes to his team to Griquas in a Currie Cup game in Kimberley on Saturday.
There are three changes to the starting line-up and another three on the bench.
Courtnall Skosan, Luvuyiso Lusaseni and Dylan Smith will start against the Peacock Blues.
Corné Fourie, Bobby de Wee and Ruaan Lerm will warm the bench in the place of Justin Ackerman, Lusaseni and Victor Sekekete.
As Griquas is a Super Rugby partner of the Golden Lions, with some Lions players in action for them, the match can shed some light on the depth of talent in the region.
Lions: 15 Sylvian Mahuza, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Nicolas Hanekom, 12 Howard Mnisi (co-captain), 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje (co-captain), 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Steph de Wit, 5 Lourens Erasmus, 4 Luvuyiso Lusaseni, 3 Jacques van Rooyen, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Dylan Smith.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Bobby de Wee, 19 Ruaan Lerm, 20 Dillon Smit, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Jacques Nel.
Date: Saturday, August 20
Venue: Griqua Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 14.10 (12.10 GMT)
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Mpho Matsaung, Darren Colby
TMO: JJ Wagner