Elton Jantjies will lead the Emirates Lions against the DHL Stormers at DHL Newlands on Saturday with some familiar faces as well as some new ones in the side that will travel to Cape Town on Friday.
Stalwarts like Jantjies, Malcolm Marx, Franco Mostert, Faf de Klerk, Courtnall Skosan, Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Howard Mnisi will all start for the Lions in the warm-up with some new faces like Marvin Orie and Madosh Tambwe in the starting line-up and Hencus van Wyk on the bench.
Lions captain Warren Whiteley had his wisdom teeth removed this week and could not recover on time.
The Lions will take a squad of 29 to Cape Town before they kick-off their Vodacom Super Rugby campaign on 25 February against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein
The squad to face the Stormers is: Jaco vd Walt, Madosh Tambwe, Howard Mnisi, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Courtnall Skosan, Elton Jantjies (c), Faf de Klerk, Fabian Booysen, Ruan Ackermann, Cyle Brink, Marvin Orie, Franco Mostert, Ruan Dreyer, Malcolm Marx, Jacques van Rooyen. Bench: Akker vd Merwe, Corne Fourie, Hencus van Wyk, Andries Ferreira, Lourens Erasmus, Robert Kruger, Jaco Kriel, Victor Sekekete, Dillon Smit, Andries Coetzee, Harold Vorster, Anthony Volmink, Jacques Nel, Sylvian Mahuza