Lions sweat on injuries
Johannesburg - Lions interim coach Johan Ackermann has several injuries concerns ahead of his team's Absa Currie Cup match against the Sharks at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday.
Ackermann has named his 22-man squad but could be forced to make further late changes to the side.
There is uncertainty whether lock Michael Rhodes will replace the injured Hendrik Roodt, while Jaco Taute could make his return to the starting XV in the place of Alwyn Hollenbach.
Hollenbach is still nursing an injury and his selection for Saturday's match will be confirmed only on Friday.
15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach/Jaco Taute, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Willie Britz, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes/Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)
Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 tienne Oosthuizen/Ruan Botha, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Butch James, 22 Jaco Taute/Dylan des Fountain
15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12
Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8
Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4
Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick
Substitutes: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Brynard
Stander, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Paul Jordaan, 22 Sbura Sithole