The Lions have named their team for the DHL pre-season warm up.
John Mitchell has named his strongest possible squad for the warm up against the Stormers, but has enlarged it to 26.
Of the starting XV only newcomer from the Griquas, and off season lock signing Hendrik Roodt, does not have super rugby experience. Elton Jantjes was not considered because of his injury rehabilitation. Similarly Bok prop CJ Van Der Linde is still a few weeks away from readiness.
The team is:
15. Jaco Taute 14. Deon Van Rensburg 13. Lionel Mapoe 12. Doppies La Grange 11. Michael Killian 10. Butch James 9. Michael Bondesio 8. Warren Whiteley 7. Josh Strauss (C) 6. Derrick Minnie 5. Franco Van Der Merwe 4. Hendrik Roodt 3. Patric Cilliers 2 Bandisa Maku 1. JC Van Rensburg
Reserves are Callie Visagie, Caylib Oosthuizen, Jacobie Adriaanse, Stephan Greef, Ruan Venter, Cobus Grobbelaar, Doppies Le Roux, Anhtony Volminc, Dylan Des Fountain, James Kamana, Andries Coetzee.