Lions rely on Bok muscle for WP clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Golden Lions team to travel to Cape Town to face Western Province on Saturday has been bolstered by the return of a Springbok.
The Johannesburg outfit welcomes back Springbok lock Marvin Orie.
The Lions boast a new lock pairing of Orie and Ruben Schoeman.
Orie was in action against the Wallabies at Ellis Park last weekend.
Hacjivah Dayimani will run out in his first Currie Cup match this season, after recovering from a niggle that he kept him out of the Round One match against the Pumas.
In the only change to the backline, Jan-Louis la Grange gets the nod in midfield.
Prop Dylan Smith picked up an injury at training this week and will sit this one out.
Golden Lions: 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Jan-Louis la Grange, 11 Stean Pienaar, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ross Cronje (captain), 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Pieter Jansen, 1 Sithembiso Sithole.
Replacements: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Leo Kruger, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 James Venter, 21 Len Massyn, 22 Dillon Smit, 23 Manuel Rass.
Date: Saturday, July 27
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Jabian Jeftha
TMO: Shaun Veldsman