Lions field new-look front row
- 18 May 2017
Coach Johan Ackermann has rotated the Lions' entire front row for Saturday's clash against the Bulls at Ellis Park.
After benching them last weekend, Ackermann has recalled hooker Malcolm Marx and props Jacques van Rooyen and Ruan Dreyer to the starting lineup.
Akker van der Merwe, Corné Fourie and Johannes Jonker will provide front row cover off the bench, while scrumhalf Faf de Klerk has been included as a reserve ahead of Dillon Smit.
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Subs: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Jacques Nel, 23 Anthony Volmink.
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