Cape Town - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has urged his
players to stick to their structures when they play warm-up games on Saturday.
Ackermann on Thursday named a squad of 45 players for two
warm-up games at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park.
The Lions will play against the Valke and
Leopards, with the kick-off times scheduled for 14:30 (v Valke) and 16:15 (v
“I don’t want the guys to be individualistic. They must be
able to stand out in a team set-up,” Ackermann told Netwerk24.
“Everyone must be able to compete for spots in our starting
team. I want to see where we stand with regards to attack, defence and our
“Every player will get about 55 minutes of game time. The
scoreline is not of importance, but rather how the players function in their
Team 1 will be led by Warren Whiteley, while Jaco Kriel will
captain Team 2.
Three players - Harold Vorster, Derick Minnie and Lionel
Mapoe - were not considered because of injuries.
Ruan Ackermann, JW Bell, Fabian Booysen, Marnitz Boshoff,
Cyle Brink, Andries Coetzee, Robbie Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Ross Cronje, Ashlon
Davids, Faf de Klerk, Bobby de Wee, Stephan De Witt, Ruan Dreyer, Lourens
Erasmus, Andries Ferreira, Corne Fourie, Stokkies Hanekom, Rohan Janse van
Rensburg, Elton Jantjies, Jaco Kriel, Robert Kruger, Ruan Lerm, MB Lusaseni,
Kock Marx, Malcolm Marx, Sampie Mastriet, Howard Mnisi, Franco Mostert, Martin
Muller, Jacques Nel, Julian Redelinghuys, Cameron Rooi, Jarryd Sage, Pieter
Scholtz, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Dylan Smith, Warwick Tecklenberg,
Armand van der Merwe, Gerdus van der Walt, Jaco van der Walt, Jacques van
Rooyen, Anthony Volmink, Warren Whiteley