Former South African Under 21 skipper Derick Kuun will lead the Southern Kings against the British & Irish Lions in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
The Bulls front row man will have harlequins centre De Wet Barry as his vice-captain in a team that also boast Leicester Tigers lock Marco Wentzel and Bristol wing Matt Turner.
Former Springbok outside half Jaco van der Westhuyzen will form a half-back unit with Bulls scrum half Francois Hougaard.
Southern Kings: Tiger Mangweni; Wylie Human, Frikkie Welsh, De Wet Barry, Matt Turner; Jaco van der Westhuyzen, Francois Hougaard; Jaco Engels, Derick Kuün (captain), Ruan Vermeulen, Ross Skeate, Marco Wentzel, Solly Tyibilika, Mpho Mbiyozo, Darron Nel,
Replacements: Michael Coetzee, Dean Greyling, Lungile Payi, Josh Fowles, Bevin Fortuin, Mzwandile Stick.