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Nel reaches 200 caps as Henry makes Edinburgh debut

Winger Jake Henry will make his professional debut for Edinburgh against the Stormers in Cape Town, while veteran WP Nel will make his 200th appearance for the club.

The tighthead prop becomes just the third player to reach the feat, following on from fellow prop Allan Jacobsen and Scotland legend Chris Paterson.

He achieves the milestone in a familiar setting too, starting his professional career at Western Province, who play in Cape Town, 16 years ago.

There are only four changes to the side that beat Ospreys at the very start of the month, with Harry Paterson and Glen Young dropping out through injury.

Wes Goosen and Jamie Hodgson replace them, having both recently covered from injury themselves.

Henry - a 23-year-old winger who has caps for Scotland Under-20s and the Sevens team - makes his pro 15s debut, replacing Chris Dean who drops to the bench.

Ben Muncaster comes in at blindside flanker for his first start of the season, with Tom Dodd named as a replacement.

Ben Healy and Sam Skinner are the only Scotland players involved after the Six Nations. Healy played a total of four minutes in the tournament, while Skinner was a replacement in all five of Scotland's matches.

There are three South African-born players in the starting XV - Goosen, Nel and Boan Venter - while Pretoria-born prop Luan de Bruin is available from the bench.

Edinburgh: Boffelli, Goosen, Bennett, Currie, Henry, Healy, Vellacott (c); Venter, Cherry, Nel, Hodgson, Skinner, Muncaster, Watson, Mata.

Replacements: Harrison, De Bruin, Sebastian, Sykes, Dodd, Shiel, Scott, Dean.