Butch James will start at flyhalf for the MTN Golden Lions as they start the defence of their Absa Currie Cup title against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs on Saturday.
Another Springbok, CJ van der Linde, joins his 2007 World Cup-winning teammate James in the 22-man match squad, after recovering from a hamstring injury and will play off the bench.
Michael Bondesio will start at scrumhalf and Waylon Murray and Lionel Mapoe will play in the midfield.
Two former captains, Josh Strauss and Cobus Grobbelaar will start at flank, with Derick Minnie moving to No.8.
New captain, JC Janse van Rensburg, forms a formidable unit in the front row with Jacobie Adriaanse and Callie Visagie.
The team is: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Derick Minnie, 7 Josh Strauss, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (c). Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Warren Whiteley, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Guy Cronje, 22 Ruan Combrinck.