BlitzBok on Lions bench
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Branco du Preez, who on loan from SA Sevens, has been included on the Golden Lions' bench for their Currie Cup clash against the Pumas at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The versatile Du Preez will be able to cover a number of positions in the backline for the Lions
Meanwhile, Springbok prop Ruan Dreyer is back in the red and white of the Lions.
Dreyer will play for the Johannesburg side in the Currie Cup Round Eight match, before flying out to Perth to link up with the Springboks.
Also, back is No.8 Ryan Kankowski after recovering from a groin strain, as well as Madosh Tambwe at wing, which sees Sylvian Mahuza move to fullback.
Harold Vorster injured his hand and will miss the Puma clash. His place is taken up by Manual Rass.
Golden Lions: 15 Sylvian Mahuza, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Manual Rass, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Ashlon Davids, 9 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Fabian Booysen, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen (captain).
Replacements: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Robert Kruger, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Branco du Preez, 22 Jaco van der Walt.
Date: Saturday, September 2
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 14.00 (12.00 GMT)
Referee: Egon Seconds
Assistant referees: Ruhan Meiring, Eduan Nel
TMO: Johan Greeff