LIONS TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

VODACOM SUPER RUGBY ROUND 2: LIONS VS STORMERS:

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man team to front the Stormers at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Ackermann has made just two changes to the Lions’ starting line-up. In the mid-field, Alwyn Hollenbach comes in at inside centre. Stefan Watermeyer shifts to 13, due to the injury sustained by Lionel Mapoe.

On the wood, MB Lusaseni is primed to make his Super Rugby debut as he comes into the side. JW Jonker is also a welcome inclusion and will provide cover as a utility back.

The match will kick off at 19h10.

15. Chrysander Botha

14. Deon van Rensburg

13. Stefan Watermeyer

12. Alwyn Hollenbach

11. Ruan Combrinck

10. Marnitz Boshoff

9. Faf de Klerk

8. Warren Whiteley (c)

7. Derick Minnie

6. Jaco Kriel

5. Franco van der Merwe

4. Franco Mostert

3. Julian Redelinghuys

2. Robbie Coetzee

1. Schalk van der Merwe

16. Willie Wepener
17. Jacques van Rooyen
18. Ruan Dreyer
19. MB Lusaseni
20. Warwick Tecklenburg
21. Ross Cronje
22. JW Jonker
23. Coenie van Wyk

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