Muir tinkers with tight five

Lock Franco van der Merwe and tighthead prop Gert Muller are fit and will start against the Blues on Saturday.

Van der Merwe comes in for Nico Luus, while Muller replaces Ross Geldenhuys. Luus drops to the bench in place of Jacques Lombard.

JC Janse van Rensburg will retain the No 1 jersey after passing a fitness test.

Lions – 15 Carlos Spencer, 14 Michael Killian, 13 Deon van Rensburg, 12 Walter Venter, 11 Tonderai Chavhanga, 10 Herkie Kruger, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Derick Minnie, 7 Wikus van Heerden, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar (c), 5 George Earl, 4 Franco van der Merwe, 3 Gert Muller 2 Charles Emslie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Subs: 16 Hannes Franklin, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Nico Luus, 19 Justin Wheeler, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 Jaco Taute, 22 Bernardo Botha.