Conrad Jantjes is back in the Western Province squad after over a year out due to injury.
Jantjes broke his leg against the Chiefs in last year’s Super 14, but after a lengthy rehabilitation, he gets a chance to regain his form. Lock Anton van Zyl was named as captain with many players on Springbok duty, while Dewald Duvenage will be his deputy.
UCT centre and fullback Marcel Brache is an addition to the squad after impressing during the Varsity Cup and the local club league.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday coach Allister Coetzee will name his team to play the Griffons in Welkom on Friday.
WP squad -
Props: Wicus Blaauw, Brok Harris, JD Moller, JC Kritzinger, Hein van der Merwe, Buhle Mxunyelwa
Hookers: Tiaan Liebenberg, Deon Fourie, Hanyani Shimange, Callie Visagie
Locks: Adriaan Fondse, Anton van Zyl (c) Martin Muller, De Kock Steenkamp
Loose Forwards: Pieter Louw, Rynardt Elstadt, Duane Vermeulen, Pieter Myburgh, Yaya Hartzenberg, Nick Koster
Scrumhalves: Dewaldt Duvenage, Conrad Hoffmann, Louis Schreuder
Flyhalves: Willem de Waal, Lionel Cronje
Centres: Paul Bosch, Tim Whitehead, Morgan Newman,
Wings: Frikkie Welsh, Fabian Juries, JJ Engelbrecht
Fullbacks: Conrad Jantjes, Tiger Bax
Utility Backs: Johann Sadie, Marcel Brache