Namibia coach Johan Diergaardt has made six changes in this line-up to play South Africa in their World Cup Pool D match.
Bertus O’Callaghan has swapped with Hugo Horn at hooker to start for the first time in the tournament following the 49-12 loss to Samoa last week, and tighthead prop Marius Visser will make his first appearance in the World Cup, with Raoul Larson dropping out of the 22.
Tinus du Plessis returns to the blindside flank, moving Jacques Nieuwenhuis back to number eight at the expense of PJ van Lill and restoring the same loose trio that played Fiji in their World Cup opener.
In the only change to the backline, Heine Bock will make his first start in the RWC on the left wing.
At kick-off in North Harbour Stadium, 10 of Namibia’s starting line-up will have started in all three Pool D games.
Namibia: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Danie Dames, 13 Danie van Wyk, 12 Piet van Zyl, 11 Heine Bock, 10 Theuns Kotze, 9 Eugene Jantjies, 8 Jacques Nieuwenhuis, 7 Jacques Burger (c), 6 Tinus Du Plessis, 5 Nico Esterhuyse, 4 Heinz Koll, 3 Marius Visser, 2 Bertus O’Callaghan, 1 Johnnie Redelinghuys.
Replacements: 16 Hugo Horn, 17 Jane du Toit, 18 Pieter Jan van Lill, 19 Rohan Kitshoff, 20 Ryan de la Harpe, 21 Darryl de la Harpe, 22 Conrad Marais
Date: Thurday, September 22
Kick-off: (20.00 (08.00 GMT)
Venue: North Harbour Stadium, North Shore
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)