The NSW Waratahs will take on the Lions in Round 5 of Vodafone Super Rugby, returning to Bankwest Stadium for the first time in 2020.
Coming off the bye in Round 4, Rob Penney's side will be looking to notch a win in Sydney's west over the touring South African side.
There are only two changes to the starting XV that went down to the Rebels, with Lachlan Swinton replacing Jed Holloway in the back row and Mark Nawaqanitawase returning to the wing.
James Ramm joins the bench in place of Cameron Clark courtesy of some standout performances for the Emerging Waratahs in recent weeks.
Jake Gordon will earn his 50th cap for his home state, while Kurtley Beale will become the most capped player in this fixture (11).
NSW Waratahs Round 5 team announcement:
|1||LOOSEHEAD PROP||ANGUS BELL|
|3||TIGHTHEAD PROP||HARRY JOHNSON-HOLMES|
|4||LEFT LOCK||TOM STANIFORTH|
|5||RIGHT LOCK||ROB SIMMONS (c)|
|6||LEFT FLANKER||LACHLAN SWINTON|
|7||RIGHT FLANKER||MICHAEL HOOPER|
|8||NUMBER EIGHT||JACK DEMPSEY|
|11||LEFT WING||JACK MADDOCKS|
|12||INSIDE CENTRE||KARMICHAEL HUNT|
|13||OUTSIDE CENTRE||ALEX NEWSOME|
|14||RIGHT WING||MARK NAWAQANITAWASE|
|15||FULLBACK||KURTLEY BEALE (vc)|
Vodafone Super Rugby - Round 5
NSW Waratahs v Lions
Friday 28 February
Kick off: 7.15pm (local)