DHL Western Province coach Allister Coetzee made eight changes to his starting line-up and brought back all of his Springboks for Saturday's must-win against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs at Newlands.
DHL WP is still in danger of finished last in the Absa Currie Cup competition and Coetzee is taking no chances.
Jean de Villiers will be captaining the side and joined by fellow Springboks Juan de Jongh, Bryan Habana, Duane Vermeulen, Eben Etzebeth, Andries Bekker and Tiaan Liebenberg.
Don Armand shifts from lock to the back row, where he replaces the injured Tyrone Holmes.
The Western Province team is: 15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Don Armand, 6. Deon Fourie, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Steven Kitshoff. Reserves: 16. Scarra Ntubeni, 17. Brok Harris, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Jebb Sinclair, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Marcel Brache, 22. Gio Aplon.