2011 league skipper Don Armand returns and will wear the number 7 jersey for the Ikeys.
The Stormers pre-season squad member – who has since been released by the Super Rugby franchise – has replaced the injured Graham Knoop (ankle) in the No.7 jersey, James Kilroe will start at lock in place of Pallo Manuel and Adriaan Botha will get a run at tighthead prop at the expense of Shane Meier.
In final changes to the UCT matchday 23 – from the line-up that went down 10-38 to Shimlas – former Craven Week player Rayn Smid replaces Kilroe on the bench, experienced openside flanker Zandy Macdonald is back from injury (and replaces James Tatham), with Bonga ‘Mini’ Bhengu taking over from Digby Webb as the extra replacement prop.
The FNB UCT team: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Damian de Allende, 13 Tiger Bax, 12 Adrian Kritzinger (vice-captain), 11 Mark Winter, 10 Nick Holton, 9 Liam Slatem, 8 Greg Mallett, 7 Don Armand, 6 Ntsolo Setlaba (captain), 5 Levi Odendaal, 4 James Kilroe, 3 Adriaan Botha, 2 Matt Page, 1 Wes Chetty.
Replacements: 16 Dayne Jans, 17 Francois van Wyk, 18 Rayn Smid, 19 Zandy Macdonald, 20 Nick Farrar, 21 Michael Morris, 22 Nathan Nel, 23 Bonga ‘Mini’ Bhengu.