Cape Town — Jamba Ulengo will start on the wing for the Free State XV as they take on the Sharks in the SuperSport Challenge.
The opening match in the South Section will be played as a curtain raiser to the PRO 14 clash between the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings in Bloemfontein on Saturday at 15:00.
A former Springbok, Ulengo was rumoured to have had a medical at the Kings earlier this month.
Free State XV
15 Adriaan Carelse, 14 Tapiwa Mafura, 13 Aya Oliphant, 12 Marlou van Niekerk, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Ruben de Haas, 8 Neill Jordaan, 7 Daniel Maartens, 6 Otsile Ranthako, 5 Dennis Visser, 4 Keanan Murray, 3 Gunther Janse van Rensburg, 2 Elandre Huggett, 1 Cameron Dawson.
Substitutes: 16 Quintin Vorster, 17 Janus Venter, 18 Luyolo Dupula, 19 Bertie de Bod, 20 Dian Badenhorst, 21 Lubalo Dubela, 22 Carel-Jan Coetzee/Darron Adonis