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Wepener at hooker for Lions


  • 20 Mar 2014
Willie Wepener Willie Wepener

The Lions have made four changes to their match 23 for the game against the Reds at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Willie Wepener will start at hooker in place of the injured Robbie Coetzee in the only alteration to the run-on XV that beat the Blues.

Mark Pretorius comes on to the bench after performing well in the junior ranks and will provide cover at hooker. Stephan de Wit will also look to earn his first Super Rugby cap after Warwick Tecklenburg failed a concussion test this week, while utility back Lionel Mapoe has recovered from his hamstring strain.

Lions – 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.
Subs: 16 Mark Pretorius, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 MB Lusaseni, 20 Stephan de Wit, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Lionel Mapoe, 23 Ruan Combrinck.

Super Rugby teams (Round 6)

Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images

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