Lock De Kock Steenkamp will captain DHL Western Province in Saturday's Absa Currie Cup clash against the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld (kick-off 17h05).
Steenkamp takes over the captaincy from injured flanker Deon Fourie (ribs), with Michael Rhodes shifting to the back row in one of just two changes to the WP line-up this week.
The other change to the WP team sees Taz Fuzani take over the No.4 jersey from Rhodes (who will pack down at No.7, with Rynhardt Elstadt in jersey No.6).
Fuzani, who is 22 years old, played six matches for DHL WP during the 2013 Vodacom Cup after first coming to prominence for UWC in the Varsity Shield tournament. The powerful lock will make his Currie Cup debut in Pretoria on Saturday.
The DHL Western Province team to take on the Blue Bulls is as follows:
15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Louis Schreuder (vice-captain), 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Michael Rhodes, 6. Rynhardt Elstadt, 5. De Kock Steenkamp (captain), 4. Taz Fuzani, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff. Replacements: 16. Michael Willemse; 17. Brok Harris; 18. Gerbrandt Grobler; 19. Rohan Kitshoff; 20. Nic Groom; 21. Gary van Aswegen; 22. Michael van der Spuy.