The Lions travel to Kimberley, the scene where the Currie Cup originated 128 years ago, to do battle with the Tafel Lager Griquas for the kick-off of the 2020 Currie Cup on Saturday 28 November.
In a team that is marked by consistency this season Jaco Kriel joins the loose trio with Len Massyn and Vincent Tshituka, Willem Alberts will form a formidable lock partnership with Marvin Orie and the backline remain the same with just EW Viljoen replacing the injured Gianni Lombard.
Roelof Smith can get his first run this season if he gets the nod from the bench. Elton Jantjies retains the captaincy for the Currie Cup.
Lions vs Griquas: EW Viljoen; Stean Pienaar, Wandisile Simelane, Burger Odendaal, Courtnall Skosan; Elton Jantjies (capt), Morné van den Berg; Len Massyn, Vincent Tshituka, Jaco Kriel, Marvin Orie, Willem Alberts, Ruan Dreyer, Jaco Visagie, Sti Sithole. Reserves: Jan-Henning Campher, Dylan Smith, Wiehahn Herbst, Reinhard Nothnagel, Roelof Smit, Ross Cronjé, Dan Kriel, Tiaan Swanepoel, Jannie du Plessis, Wilhelm van der Sluys, Manuel Rass