Three players will make their debut for the Border Bulldogs in a compulsory friendly match against Griquas in East London on Friday.
They are flyhalf Dale Sabbagh - on loan from the Lions - and two Sharks Academy players in wing Frans Laatz and eighthman Roy Bursey.
Sabbagh is a Border product and grew up in the region.
Scrumhalf Yongama Mkaza is also back in the starting line-up.
Mkaza, who played a 100 games for Border, was not in coach André Human's plans for the season, but he performed so well in club matches that the coach had no choice but to recall him.
Meanwhile, Griquas have picked all their heavyweights for the clash.
Super Rugby stars Sarel Pretorius, Riaan Viljoen, Barry Geel and Martin Muller have been included in the team.
Border Bulldogs: 15 Ntabeni Dukisa, 14 Frans Laatz, 13 Byron McGuigan, 12 Chumani Booi (captain), 11 Vuyo Mboto, 10 Dale Sabbagh, 9 Yongama Mkaza, 8 Roy Bursey, 7 Luthando Mkwelo, 6 Ben Venter, 5 Anthonie Gronum, 4 Samora Fihlani, 3 Pierre Bouwer, 2 Byron Schmidt, 1 AN Other.
Replacements: 16 Matthew Taljard, 17 Armon Fourie, 18 Nomani Tonga, 19 Shane Spring, 20 Ntando Kebe, 21 Thembani Mkokeli, 22 Luvuyo Mhlobiso.
Griquas: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Richard Lawson, 13 Wilmaure Louw, 12 Barry Geel, 11 Fabian Juries, 10 Monty Dumond, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Jonathan Mokuena, 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Jean Botha, 18 Frikkie Spies, 19 Jaco Nepgen, 20 Shannon Rick, 21 Jean Stemmet, 22 Rudi Vogt.
Date: Friday, July 8
Venue: Buffalo City Stadium, East London
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Sindile Mayende
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