Rugby

Rookie Lions to face Russians

2013-01-17 14:13
Johan Ackermann (File)
Johannesburg - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has announced his team to take on the Russian Bears in the inaugural Lions Challenge match at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 19:00.

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Five players in the starting line-up will be making their Lions debuts, with a further six on the bench representing the Johannesburg franchise for the first time.

Team:

15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Deon Helberg, 13. Stokkies Hanekom*, 12. Harold Vorster*, 11. Anthony Volmink, 10. Lionel Cronjé*, 9. Michael Bondisio, 8. Willie Britz, 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Warwick Tecklenburg*, 5. Franco Mostert*, 4. Hendrik Roodt, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)

Substitutes: 16. Francois du Toit, 17. Jacques van Rooyen*, 18. Jacques Kotze*, 19. Hugo Kloppers*, 20. Claude Tshibibi*, 21. Ross Cronjé, 22. Marnitz Boshoff*, 23. Ruhan Nel*

* On debut for the Lions.

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