Lions ring changes
Johannesburg - The Lions on Thursday made four changes to the team that faces the Stormers in their Super Rugby match at Coca-Park on Saturday.
Regular fullback Jaco Taute makes a positional shift to outside centre with Doppies la Grange moving to his inside.
Taute’s place will be filled by James Kamana.
Lions coach John Mitchell was forced to change his midfield combination after Alwyn Hollenbach was injured.
Newcomer Andries Coetzee will make his debut in Super Rugby with Michael Killian shifting out of the starting XV onto the bench.
The Lions have a new half-back combination with Butch James partnering the Pumas scrumhalf Tian Meyer, who replaces Michael Bondesio.Teams:
15 James Kamana, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Andries Coetzee, 10 Butch James, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss (captain), 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Marius Coetzer, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen
Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Stephan Greeff, 19 Cobus Grobbelaar, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Michael Killian, 22 Ruan Combrinck
15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12
Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt
Duvenage, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Duane Vermeulen, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries
Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven
Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 De
Kock Steenkamp, 19 Nizaam Carr, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Gary van
Aswegen, 22 Gerhard van den Heever