Lions name team to face 'Tahs
Cape Town - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has
named his team to tackle the Waratahs in a Super rugby clash in Johannesburg on
Up front, Ackermann has made three changes
to the starting front row. Schalk van der Merwe will start at loosehead prop,
Armand van der Merwe moves up into the starting side at hooker and Julian
Redelinghuys comes in at tighthead.
Meanwhile, in the backline, the only change
takes place at inside centre as Harold Vorster is promoted to the starting
side, with Howard Mnisi sitting out.
On the bench, Malcolm Marx will provide cover for hooker, while Corne Fourie and Marnitz Boshoff return to the match-day 23.
Stokkies Hanekom is also a new inclusion to the side and will provide centre
Kick-off for Saturday’s clash is scheduled
15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck,
13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Elton Jantjies,
9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco
Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Armand van
der Merwe, 1. Schalk van der Merwe
Substitutes: 16. Malcolm Marx, 17. Corne
Fourie, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. Robert Kruger, 20. Kwagga Smith, 21. Ross Cronje,
22. Marnitz Boshoff, 23. Stokkies Hanekom