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    Schoeman starts, Dyantyi returns for Lions

    2018-05-03 12:46

    Johannesburg - Marnus Schoeman will get his first start for the Lions when they run out against the Hurricanes in a Super Rugby clash in Wellington on Saturday. 

    With the fiery flanker, who made an immediate impact from the bench against the Reds last weekend, at six, Kwagga Smith will move to number eight while Cyle Brink comes it at seven flanker. 

    Captain Franco Mostert moves back to the lock position where he will partner with Lourens Erasmus.

    In the front row rotation dictates and Dylan Smith and Jacobie Adriaanse both get a start. 

    Nic Groom takes over the number nine jersey, Aphiwe Dyantyi is back at wing while the centre combination will consist of Harold Vorster and Lionel Mapoe.

    Teams:

    Hurricanes

    15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Finlay Christie, 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields (captain), 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Toby Smith.

    Substitutes: 16 James O'Reilly, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Nehe Milner-Skudder

    Lions

    15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Franco Mostert (captain), 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith

    Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Rohan janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza

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