Marx to lead Lions on Australasian tour
Cape Town - Malcolm Marx will lead an experienced Lions squad on their three-match Super Rugby Australasian tour.
The touring squad consists of 26 players and will depart on Tuesday evening.
The 27th spot in the group will be filled after the first - and only - match in Australia against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday, April 13 (11:45 SA time).
The Lions will also face the Chiefs in Hamilton (Friday, April 19 at 09:35 SA time) and the Crusaders in Christchurch (Friday, April 26 at 09:35 SA time).
There also appears to be good news for Warren Whiteley, who has been named on a 'standby' list of players who will remain in South Africa, suggesting that he is nearing a return to fitness following a lengthy layoff with a pectoral injury.
Lions Australasian touring squad:
Frans van Wyk
Malcolm Marx (captain)
Wilhelm van der Sluys
Players on standby in South Africa:
Jan Henning Champher
Not considered due to injury:
Dylan Smith (cheek-bone)
Jacobie Adriaanse (hamstring)
Pieter Jansen (calf)
Reinhardt Nothnagel (shoulder)
PJ Steenkamp (fractured tibia & fibula)
Robert Kruger (ankle)
Vincent Tshituka (ankle)
Ruan Vermaak (fractured right thumb)
Dillon Smit (hamstring)
Manuel Rass (concussion)