Tristan Leyds will start at flyhalf for DHL Western Province U21 in their encounter with Toyota Free State Cheetahs U21 in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Leyds moves from fullback to flyhalf, for the clash which kicks off at 14h30 at Old Greys Rugby Club on Friday, with Tiaan Swanepoel taking his place at the back and Joshua Vermeulen providing cover on the replacements bench.
There is just one change to the forward pack, with Wikus Groenewald getting an opportunity at loosehead prop in place of the injured Ruben Terblanche.
DHL Western Province U21 coach Jerome Paarwater said that his team is determined to claim their first win of the season in Bloemfontein.
“The players have worked very hard during our bye week, so we expect to see a big lift in their intensity.
“We know that we are in for another tough examination, but the players have embraced the challenge and want to show what they are capable of,” he said.
DHL Western Province U21: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Michaine Fick, 12 David Brits, 11 Edwill van Der Merwe, 10 Tristan Leyds, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Nyasha Tarusenga, 6 Zain Davids, 5 Ruben de Villiers, 4 Ernst van Rhyn (captain), 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Percy Mngadi, 1 Wikus Groenewald.
Replacements: 16 Matt Wiseman, 17 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 18 David Meihuizen, 19 Thomas Meyer, 20 Paul de Wet, 21 Andre Manuel, 22 Joshua Vermeulen.