'New' Pivot for Province
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Western Province head coach John Dobson has made five changes for their Currie Cup encounter with Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday.
Western Province will be looking for their second win at Newlands this season in their clash with the Johannesburg side on Saturday.
Springboks Dillyn Leyds and Sikhumbuzo Notshe come into the starting line-up among five changes for the clash.
Leyds will start at fullback, with SP Marais shifting to the left-wing and Edwill van der Merwe among the replacements along with Sergeal Petersen, who is making his return from injury.
There is also an all-new halfback pairing of Paul de Wet and Josh Stander, who will take the spot of Jean Luc du Plessis.
While in the forward pack Notshe is at No.8 and tighthead prop Carlu Sadie makes his first start of the season.
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Western Province: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 SP Marais, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 JD Schickerling, 6 Ernst van Rhyn, 5 Chris van Zyl (captain), 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Corne Fourie.
Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Godlen Masimla, 22 Edwill van der Merwe, 23 Sergeal Petersen.
Date: Saturday, July 27
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.15 (16.15 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Jabian Jeftha
TMO: Shaun Veldsman