Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his team to play the Cheetahs at Ellis Park on Saturday with Elton Jantjies starting at flyhalf in place of Marnitz Boshoff.
The Lions won the first Super Rugby derby clash in 2014 after Boshoff kicked a late drop goal to snatch the victory but this week he has been shifted to the bench.
In the forwards Ackermann has opted for consistency, making no changes to the group after last weekend’s 34-17 win over the Rebels.
Lionel Mapoe will start in the place of Deon van Rensburg, while Andries Coetzee comes in at fullback having returned from injury.
Jantjies and Mapoe both celebrate 50 Super Rugby caps on Saturday.
15. Andries Coetzee , 14. Lionel Mapoe , 13. Stokkies Hanekom , 12. Alwyn Hollenbach , 11. Anthony Volmink , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Ross Cronje , 8. Warren Whiteley , 7. Warwick Tecklenburg , 6. Jaco Kriel , 5. Franco van der Merwe , 4. Franco Mostert , 3. Julian Redelinghuys , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 1. Schalk van der Merwe
Replacements : 16. Armand van der Merwe , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Ruan Dreyer , 19. Willie Britz , 20. Derick Minnie , 21. Faf de Klerk , 22. Marnitz Boshoff , 23. Courtnall Skosan