Lions team for Reds clash

March 20, 2014
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imagesLions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man team to front the Queensland Reds at Ellis Park on Saturday evening.

Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just one change to his starting XV for the encounter. In the forwards, Willie Wepener will start in place of the injured Robbie Coetzee.

Meanwhile, on the bench, Mark Pretorius comes up into the squad after performing well in the junior ranks. He will provide cover at hooker. Another promising junior figure, Stephan de Wit, will also look to earn his first Vodacom Super Rugby cap off the wood. This after Warwick Tecklenburg failed a concussion test this week.

Additionally, utility back Lionel Mapoe has recovered from his hamstring strain and will also provide cover on the bench.

The match will kick off at 17h05.

15. Coenie van Wyk
14. JW Jonker
13. Deon van Rensburg
12. Stefan Watermeyer
11. Courtnall Skosan
10. Marnitz Boshoff
9. Faf de Klerk
8. Warren Whiteley (c)
7. Willie Britz
6. Jaco Kriel
5. Franco van der Merwe
4. Franco Mostert
3. Julian Redelinghuys
2. Willie Wepener
1. Schalk van der Merwe

16. Mark Pretorius
17. Corne Fourie
18. Ruan Dreyer
19. MB Lusaseni
20. Stephan de Wit
21. Ross Cronje
22. Lionel Mapoe
23. Ruan Combrinck

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One Comment

  1. avatar DavidS says:
    March 21st, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Ruan Dreyer will add oomph… can’t see the Lions take this one… too many BIG guns in that Reds outfit to fail two weeks in a row…

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