Fullback Dylan Leyds is back in the Western Province team, as John Dobson’s prepare to host the Lions in a crucial Currie Cup game at Newlands on Saturday.

Leyds is one of five changes Dobson has made to the team that lost to the Sharks in Durban last weekend.

Dobson has named a new half-back pair in Josh Stander and Paul De Wet, while Sikhumbozo Notshe and Carlu Sadie have been brought into the pack.

Dobson is delighted to have Leyds back from the Springbok squad, and says he is a key member of the team both and off the field.

He is also happy to have Sergeal Petersen back, albeit on the bench, and Dobson is looking to give him 20 minutes in the second half.

Dobson says he the change of fly-half comes down to needing to manage Jean-Luc Du Plessis, and he also feels Josh Stander deserves a starting run in the team.

While Springbok captain Siya Kolisi played a full role in training, Dobson says that he has not considered just yet.

Report by Rob Delport