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100th Super cap for Spencer

2010-03-10 18:03
Carlos Spencer (Gallo Images)

Sydney - Carlos Spencer was recalled as Lions flyhalf on Wednesday in what will be the former All Black's 100th Super rugby game.

Spencer returned to the No. 10 position for Friday's matchup against the Waratahs in Sydney after missing the Lions' defeat to the Brumbies with a pectoral muscle injury.

The New Zealander is one of six changes to the starting lineup made by coach Dick Muir following the 24-13 loss to the Brumbies in Canberra. Spencer will play his 100th Super game 14 years after his first for the Blues.

The Lions have lost all four of their games in the 2010 Super 14 and are second from bottom in the standings. The Johannesburg franchise has never beaten the Waratahs in Sydney in the Super 14.

Waratahs coach Chris Hickey named an unchanged lineup from the team that edged the Sharks 25-21 in round four.

Australia center Berrick Barnes will be making his 50th Super appearance.

Teams:

Waratahs:
15. Sosene Anesi, 14. Lachie Turner, 13. Tom Carter, 12. Berrick Barnes, 11. Drew Mitchell, 10. Daniel Halangahu, 9. Luke Burgess, 8. Wycliff Palu, 7. Phil Waugh (captain), 6. Dave Dennis, 5. Kane Douglas, 4. Dean Mumm, 3. Al Baxter, 2. Tatafu Polota-Bau, 1. Benn Robinson
Substitutes: 16. Damien Fitzpatrick, 17. Sekope Kepu, 18. Will Caldwell, 19. Ben Mowen, 20. Josh Holmes, 21. Kurtley Beale, 22. Rob Horne

Lions:
15. Earl Rose, 14. Tonderai Chavhanga, 13. Walter Venter, 12. Doppies la Grange, 11. Wandile Mjekevu, 10. Carlos Spencer, 9. JP Joubert, 8. Todd Clever, 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Cobus Grobbelaar (captain), 5. Willem Stoltz, 4. Franco van der Merwe, 3. Kevin Buys, 2. Hannes Franklin, 1. Heinke van der Merwe
Substitutes: 16. Charles Emslie, 17. JC Janse van Rensburg, 18. Jacques Lombaard, 19. Robert Kruger, 20. Jano Vermaak, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Wigan Pekeur

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