This will be the first match of the Castle Lager Lions Series, and the tourists' first clash on South African soil in 12 years.

Burger Odendaal and Sti Sithole also return to the match day 23.

Lions head coach, Ivan van Rooyen is savouring the opportunity for his young squad to go up against this iconic side.

“This is such a big opportunity for every player involved," said Van Rooyen.

"There is such a small group of guys who will have the chance to play against players of this calibre in their lifetime, and I hope that they truly take a moment to take it in and savour the enormity of the moment.”

Sigma Lions: 15 EW Viljoen; 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Rabz Maxwane; 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Dillon Smit; 8 Francke Horn (captain), 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Sbusiso Sangweni; 5 Reinhard Nothnagel, 4 Ruben Schoeman; 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 PJ Botha, 1 Nathan McBeth. Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Ruhan Straeuli, 20 Emmanuel Tshituka, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Fred Zeilinga, 23 Dan Kriel.