Lions name team for Durban
Cape Town - Emirates Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his team to face the Cell C Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 19:10.
The forwards see several changes as Jacques van Rooyen comes in at
loosehead prop. Hence, Schalk van der Merwe shifts to the bench to
provide cover. Additionally, Jaco Kriel has been withdrawn due to the
recurrence of a groin injury. As a result, Derick Minnie will start at openside flank and Warwick Tecklenburg is called up to the starting
line-up to fill the right flank berth.
There have been no changes to the starting Lions backline for the match.
Meanwhile, on the bench, both Robbie Coetzee and Julian Redelinghuys have
recovered from their respective injuries and have been called up to
cover the hooker and prop berths respectively.
Twenty-year-old lock JP du Preez will look to make his Vodacom Super
Rugby debut should he get a run. Additionally, Ruaan Lerm
will provide loose forward cover and is also a potential debutant.
Centre Harold Vorster has been drafted in and will also make his Super Rugby debut should he play on Saturday. All three of these
players have worked their way through the Golden Lions junior ranks.
15. SP Marais, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Heimar
Williams, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Tera
Mtembu, 7. Renaldo Bothma, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit,
4. Lubabalo Mtyanda, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis
(captain), 1. Dale Chadwick
Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17.
Thomas du Toit, 18. Matt Stevens, 19. Marco Wentzel, 20. Jean Deysel,
21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Fred Zeilinga, 23. Andre Esterhuizen
15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7.Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen
Substitutes: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Schalk van der Merwe, 18. Julian Redelinghuys, 19. JP du Preez, 20. Ruaan Lerm, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Elton Jantjies, 23. Harold Vorster