Marx, Redelinghuys back for Lions
Cape Town - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team
for their Super Rugby clash against the Blues in Johannesburg on Saturday
The Lions will have their regular front row back in action, with
both Malcolm Marx and Julian Redelinghuys back in the starting line-up.
Both have been out due to injuries and they replace Armand 'Akker'
van der Merwe and Pieter Scholtz respectively in the front row.
Ross Cronje gets the nod at scrumhalf, with Faf de Klerk
moving to the bench.
At centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg will partner Lionel Mapoe
in midfield, with Howard Mnisi moving to the bench.
A new face among the reserves is new recruit Sylvian Mahuza,
who has been in action for the Golden Lions XV in the Currie Cup Qualifying
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 (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5
Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1
Substitutes: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18
Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22
Howard Mnisi, 23 Sylvian Mahuza
15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Melani Nanai, 13 George Moala, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Hoani Matenga, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons (captain), 1 Sam Prattley
Substitutes: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Kara Pryor, 20 Joe Edwards, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Matt McGahan, 23 Male Sau