Lions unchanged for Super Rugby semi
Johannesburg - The Lions have named an unchanged side for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Coach Johan Ackermann opted for the exact same squad of 23 that beat the Sharks in last weekend's nail-biting quarter-final.
The only selection that had been a talking point this week was the possible inclusion of Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg, but he stays on the bench as Harold Vorster continues to be rewarded for his good form.
Kick-off on Saturday is at 14:30.
15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Substitutes: 16 Akker vd Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza
15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani
Laumape, 11 Wes Goosen, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Brad
Shields, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Mark Abbott, 3
Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Ben May
16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Loni Uhila, 19 Reed Prinsep, 20
Callum Gibbins, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Julian