Jantjies leads Lions at Newlands
Johannesburg - Flyhalf Elton Jantjies will lead the Lions in their pre-season friendly against the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.
Stalwarts like Jantjies, hooker Malcolm Marx, lock Franco Mostert, scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, wing Courtnall Skosan and centres Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Howard Mnisi will all start for the Lions, with some new faces like lock Marvin Orie and wing Madosh Tambwe in the starting line-up and prop Hencus van Wyk on the bench.
Regular captain Warren Whiteley had his wisdom teeth removed this week and could not recover on time.
The Lions will take a squad of 29 to Cape Town before they kick-off their Super Rugby campaign February 25 against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein
Juarno Augustus, Nizaam Carr, Jaco Coetzee, Juan de Jongh, Dan du Plessis, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Rob du Preez, Dewaldt Duvenage, Rynhardt Elstadt, JC Janse van Rensburg, Cheslin Kolbe, Siya Kolisi, Dan Kriel, Dillyn Leyds, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, SP Marais, Bongi Mbonambi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Caylib Oosthuizen, Ramone Samuels, JD Shickerling, Chris van Zyl, Jano Vermaak, EW Viljoen, Cobus Wiese, Damian Willemse, Eduard Zandberg, Leolin Zas.
15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Howard Mnisi, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Andries Ferreira, 20 Lourens Erasmus, 21 Robert Kruger, 22 Jaco Kriel, 23 Victor Sekekete, 24 Dillon Smit, 25 Andries Coetzee, 26 Harold Vorster, 27 Antony Volmink, 28 Jacques Nel, 29 Sylvian Mahuza