Boshoff regains Lions No 10 jersey

Marnitz Boshoff is back at flyhalf for the Lions' match against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday.

Boshoff was on the bench for the tour opener against the Chiefs last weekend, with Elton Jantjies given a rare start, but has regained the No 10 jersey following that 38-8 loss.

In other changes, Anthony Volmink will start on the left wing and MB Lusaseni at No 4 lock.

Corné Fourie has been called up to provide prop cover, while Rudi Mathee and Warwick Tecklenburg are also new inclusions on the bench.

Meanwhile, Highlanders flyhalf Lima Sopoaga has been ruled out of the match with an ankle sprain and replaced by Hayden Parker. In other changes to the backline, Phil Burleigh comes in for Shaun Treeby at outside centre and Jason Emery replaces Trent Renata on the left wing.

Among the forwards, Shane Christies starts at openside flank instead of John Hardie, Ged Robinson replaces Liam Coltman at hooker, while Chris King moves across to loosehead with Ma’afu Fia at tighthead.

Lions – 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Martin Muller, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Rudi Mathee, 20 Warwick Tecklenburg, 21 Ross Croné, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 JW Jonker.

Highlanders – 15 Ben Smith (c), 14 Richard Buckman, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Jason Emery, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu (c), 7 Shane Christie, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Joe Wheeler, 3 Ma’afu Fia, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Chris King.
Subs: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Matias Diaz, 18 Kane Hames, 19 Tom Franklin, 20 TJ Ioane, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Trent Renata, 23 Gareth Evans.

Super Rugby teams (Round 13)

Photo: Louis Botha/Gallo Images

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