Kriel sidelined for Lions Oz tour
Cape Town - An knee injury will keep the talismanic Jaco Kriel from touring Australia as the Lions named their 27-man squad set to play three Super Rugby fixtures in the country.
Madosh Tambwe also misses out as he is currently with the Junior Boks preparing for the U20 World Championships.
Warren Whiteley will captain the team for fixtures against the Force, Rebels and Brumbies.
The Lions currently lead Africa Conference 2 after their latest victory, a come-from-behind 24-21 win over the Jaguares in Johannesburg.
Lions touring squad
Forwards: Jacques van Rooyen, Corné Fourie, Ruan Dreyer, Johannes Jonker, Hencus van Wyk, Akker van der Merwe, Robbie Coetzee, Malcolm Marx, Franco Mostert, Andries Ferreira, Lourens Erasmus, Ruan Ackermann, Warren Whiteley, Kwagga Smith, Cyle Brink, Robert Kruger.
Backs: Faf de Klerk, Ross Cronjé, Dillon Smit, Elton Jantjies, Courtnall Skosan, Harold Vorster, Jacques Nel, Lionel Mapoe, Sylvian Mahuza, Andries Coetzee, Anthony Volmink.