FNB UP-Tuks head coach, Pote Human, has made one change to his match day squad that lost 18-17 to FNB UJ last Monday, ahead of their Round Five encounter with FNB Wits.
Scrumhalf Andre Warner will start his first match of 2017 while regular scrumhalf Theo Maree drops to the bench.
FNB UP-Tuks have little choice but to bounce back from their disappointing showing against FNB UJ. Something that FNB UP-Tuks captain, Chris Massyn, believes his charges are capable of.
“We had really good week in the run-up to the Wits challenge. I feel that we were not focused for the UJ game but the boys are looking sharp and I believe we can do what needs to be done against Wits,” said Massyn.
“Wits are always dangerous and can beat anyone on their day so we will have to have our wits about us come kick-off,” he added.
FNB UP-Tuks starting XV: 15. Divan Rossouw, 14. Dewald Naude, 13. Toko Maebane, 12. Impi Visser, 11. Sibahle Maxwane, 10. Tinus de Beer, 9. Andre Warner, 8. Jsuan-Re Swanepoel, 7. Chris Massyn (c), 6. Eduan Lubbe, 5. Brian Leitch, 4. Aston Fortuin, 3. Neethling Fouche, 2. Jan-Henning Campher, 1. Andrew Beerwinkel.
Replacements: 16. Theuns Reynolds, 17. Jaco Holtzhausen, 18. Marius Verwey, 19. Denzel Hill, 20. Theo Maree, 21. Joshua Stander, 22. Manie Libbok, 23. Franco van den Berg.
By Dan Lombard