Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has handed the reins over to Mziwakhe Nkosi for the upcoming preparation fixtures.
Nkosi will, a former SA Schools coach and last year's under-21 coach at the Lions, will operate as the senior side's head coach over the next few weeks.
The Lions begin their preparation fixtures for April's Rainbow Cup with a clash against the Pumas at Ellis Park on Friday.
Nkosi will be assisted by Wessel Roux while Van Rooyen will oversee proceedings.
On Tuesday, the Lions announced their side for the clash against the Pumas and they will be captained by lock Reinhard Nothnagel.
"The Lions team taking part in the preparation matches will vary from week to week in an effort to give young players opportunity and create excitement as well as preparing for the north," the union said in a statement.
Kick-off is at 19:00.
15 EW Viljoen, 14 Prince Nkabinde, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 James Mollentze, 11 Divan Rossouw, 10 Tiaan Swanepoel, 9 Morné van den Berg, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Roelof Smit, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel (captain), 4 Emmanuel Tshituka, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 PJ Botha, 1 Nathan McBeth
Substitutes: 16 Dameon Venter, 17 Banele Mthenjane, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Ruhan Straeuli, 20 MJ Pelser, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Luke Rossouw, 23 Ngia Selengbe, 24 Ruan Dreyer, 25 Izan Esterhuizen, 26 Sibusiso Sangweni
Coach Mziwakhe Nkosi will lead the Lions team for the preparation matches & will be assisted by Wessel Roux.— Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) February 23, 2021
Ivan van Rooyen will oversee proceedings as Head Coach of the Lions Rugby.
The team to play the NNC Pumas this Friday will be captained by lock Reinhard Nothnagel. pic.twitter.com/IWAPiYPVZW