Heyneke Mayer has named the Springbok team that will play Ireland in the first test of the outgoing UK tour.
The most notable change sees young Sharks player Patrick Lambie slipping into the number 10 jersey, finally getting his much deserved start this season.
Jaco Taute gets the nod to start at outside centre, with Juan de Jongh on the bench.
Juandré Kruger also fills the lock gap in the absence of Andries Bekker.
Springbok team to play Ireland:
15 Zane Kirchner Blue Bulls
14 JP Pietersen Sharks
13 Jaco Taute Golden Lions
12 Jean de Villiers (captain) WP
11 Francois Hougaard Blue Bulls
10 Pat Lambie Sharks
9 Ruan Pienaar Ulster
8 Duane Vermeulen WP
7 Willem Alberts Sharks
6 Francois Louw Bath
5 Juandré Kruger Blue Bulls
4 Eben Etzebeth WP
3 Jannie du Plessis Sharks
2 Adriaan Strauss (vice-captain) FS Cheetahs
1 Tendai Mtawarira Sharks
16 Schalk Brits Saracens
17 CJ van der Linde Golden Lions
18 Pat Cilliers Golden Lions
19 Flip van der Merwe Blue Bulls
20 Marcell Coetzee Sharks
21 Morné Steyn Blue Bulls
22 Juan de Jongh WP
23 Lwazi Mvovo Sharks