Two changes to Lions line-up

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann. Picture: Lee Warren / Gallo Images.

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made two changes to the Lions starting line-up ahead of its clash against the Stormers at Ellis Park on Saturday.

In the midfield, Alwyn Hollenbach comes in at inside centre while Stefan Watermeyer shifts to 13, due to the injury sustained by Lionel Mapoe.

On the bench, MB Lusaseni is primed to make his Super Rugby debut. JW Jonker will provide cover as a utility back.

The Lions team is: Chrysander Botha, Deon van Rensburg, Stefan Watermeyer, Alwyn Hollenbach, Ruan Combrinck, Marnitz Boshoff, Faf de Klerk, Warren Whiteley (captain), Derick Minnie, Jaco Kriel, Franco van der Merwe,Franco Mostert, Julian Redelinghuys, Robbie Coetzee, Schalk van der Merwe.

Replacements: Willie Wepener, Jacques van Rooyen, Ruan Dreyer, MB Lusaseni, Warwick Tecklenburg, Ross Cronje, JW Jonker, Coenie van Wyk.


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