Elton Jantjies will start at flyhalf in the Lions’ warm-up match against the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
Injury ruled Jantjies out of their earlier friendly against the Stormers in Cape Town. Butch James plays off the wood as cover. Elsewhere there is a start for former Maties hooker Callie Visagie. New Zealander James Kamana will look to impress after an injury-ravaged 2011 season and starts on the wing. Doppies la Grange shifts to outside centre to accommodate Alwyn Hollenbach.
Lions - 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 James Kamana, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (c), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Subs: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Stephan Greeff, 19 Doppies le Roux, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Butch James, 22 Lionel Mapoe.