JC Astle will resume his duties as captain this week when the Port Elizabeth-based side takes on Munster Rugby in a Guinness PRO14 Round 11 clash at the Irish Independent Park in Cork on Friday.
Edmund Ludick will earn his Isuzu Southern Kings and Guinness PRO14 debut with a starting berth while Luyolo Dapula will also make his first appearance off the bench . Other changes in the starting XV will see Lusanda Badiyana and Bobby de Wee earning starts alongside Lerm as the loose trio. Badiyana will don the No6 jersey while De Wee will start at blindside flank.
Erich Cronje shifts from having featured on the wing in the previous two matches against the Cheetahs to playing at inside centre, where he partners up with Sibusiso Sithole. Christopher Hollis returns to the starting XV at right wing.
The Isuzu Southern Kings touring group has settled in well in Ireland since arriving on Tuesday and is looking forward to a close encounter against a strong Munster outfit.
Isuzu Southern Kings: 15. Andell Loubser, 14. Christopher Hollis, 13. Sibusiso Sithole, 12. Erich Cronje, 11. Edmund Ludick, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Stefan Ungerer, 8. Ruaan Lerm, 7. Bobby de Wee, 6. Lusanda Badiyana, 5. JC Astle (C), 4. Jerry Sexton, 3. Rossouw de Klerk, 2. Jacques du Toit, 1. Schalk Ferreira. Replacements: 16. Alandre van Rooyen, 17. Xandre Vos, 18. Ignatius Prinsloo, 19. Aston Fortuin, 20. Thembelani Bholi, 21. Luyolo Dapula, 22. Josh Allderman, 23. Courtney Winnaar.