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    Lions unchanged for Stormers

    2016-04-14 11:42

    Cape Town - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Stormers in Johannesburg (19:15 kick-off).

    Ackermann has picked the same 23-man squad from the one which beat the Sharks 24-9 in Durban last weekend.

    It is the first time this season that the same Lions team will take the field on two consecutive weekends.

    “We are very happy that we can pick the same side as last week. We opted for continuity as it brings stability amongst other things. Thus we decided not the use our rotational system this week,” Ackermann commented.

    Jaco Kriel has been included in the starting line-up after a knock on his arm. He will undergo a late fitness test on Friday to prove his full fitness.

    Teams:

    Lions

    15 Jaco van der Walt, 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 Andries Coetzee

    Stormers

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    • Blues v Crusaders, Eden Park 08:35
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