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    Cronje at scrumhalf for Lions

    2016-04-07 11:41

    Cape Town - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team for their Super Rugby clash against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

    Ackermann has made two changes to the team that lost 43-37 at home to the Crusaders last weekend.

    The two changes are both in the backline, with Ross Cronje starting at scrumhalf in place of Faf de Klerk.

    Rohan Janse van Rensburg also comes in at inside centre for Howard Mnisi.

    De Klerk and Mnisi both drop down to the bench.

     Saturday’s clash at Kings Park is scheduled for 17:05.

    Teams:

    Sharks

    15. Willie le Roux, 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Joe Pietersen, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Daniel du Preez, 7. Jean-Luc du Preez, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Etienne Oosthuizen, 3. Coenie Oosthuizen, 2. Franco Marais, 1. Tendai Mtawarira (captain)          

    Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Hyron Andrews, 20. Keegan Daniel, 21. Michael Claassens, 22. Garth April, 23. Odwa Ndungane

    Lions

    15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylon Smith

    Substitutes: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Jaco van der Walt

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    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
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