Double late blow for Lions
Johannesburg - The Lions suffered further injuries ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Flyhalf Elton Jantjies was a late withdrawal due to a foot injury as was Patric Cilliers with a stomach bug.
Other players already on the injury list include: JC Janse van Rensburg (toe), CJ van der Linde (groin), Wikus van Heerden (concussion), Bandise Maku (shoulder), Dylan des Fountain (knee), Michael Rhodes (knee) and Lionel Mapoe (hamstring).
Caylib Oosthuizen and Alwyn Hollenbach have been moved into the starting line up with Ruan Dreyer and Andries Coetzee being called up to the bench. With Hollenbach being moved into the starting XV, Butch James could start the game at flyhalf in the absence of Jantjies.
Revised Lions team:
15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies La Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss (captain), 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Marius Coetzer, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen
Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Stephan Greef, 19 Cobus Grobbelaar, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Andries Coetzee, 22 James Kamana