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    Wounded Stormers worry Lions

    2018-05-24 10:47

    Johannesburg - Lions coach Swys de Bruin has jokingly cursed Tokyo outfit the Sunwolves for beating the Stormers last weekend, saying it would make it harder for his team to win in Cape Town.

    "(The) Stormers will be desperate to restore pride after losing to Sunwolves in Hong Kong," De Bruin said of a side that have won five matches and lost one at home this season.

    "It is going to be a typical South African derby in Cape Town... a real arm-wrestle," predicted the coach who succeeded Gloucester-bound Johan Ackermann this year.

    Despite good home form, the Stormers have lost all seven of their away matches this season.

    It leaves the Cape franchise in a perilous state at the bottom of the South African Conference and in 11th in the Overall standings.

    The Lions lead the South African Conference and are unbeaten in 20 matches against South African opponents since losing 35-33 away to the Bulls three years ago.

    Saturday’s clash at Newlands scheduled for 17:15.

    Teams:

    Stormers

    TBA

    Lions

    15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Franco Mostert (captain), 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen

    Substitutes: 16 Corne Fourie, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Rhyno Herbst, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Madosh Tambwe, 23 Sylvian Mahuza

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