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    Six Super debutants for Lions

    2014-02-13 11:17
    Johannesburg - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man side to face the Cheetahs in the opening Super Rugby clash in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

    According to the Lions' official website, their starting XV includes six Super Rugby debutants in Chrysander Botha (fullback), Marnitz Boshoff (flyhalf), Franco Mostert (lock), Julian Redelinghuys (prop), Robbie Coetzee (hooker) and Schalk van der Merwe (prop).

    Flank Warren Whiteley will captain the side.

    The match will kick off at 17:05.



    15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Johannes Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Coenraad Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen

    Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Nicolaas van Dyk, 19 Rynhardt Landman, 20 Jean Cook, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Ryno Benjamin


    15. Chrysander Botha, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Stefan Watermeyer, 11. Ruan Combrinck, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Michael Bondesio, 8. Warren Whiteley, 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Franco Mostert, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

    Substitutes: 16. Willie Wepener, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. Willie Britz, 20. Warwick Tecklenburg, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Coenie van Wyk, 23. Alwyn Hollenbach

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