Continuity for unchanged Lions to face Scarlets

The Lions have named an unchanged match 23 to face Welsh side Scarlets for their second-round fixture of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship in Llanelli on Friday.

Lions head coach Ivan ‘Cash’ van Rooyen believes his team have confidence going into tomorrow’s game after a winning start to their campaign last week.

“We appreciate that Scarlets will pose a different challenge for us, but we are confident the players selected will once more aim for a positive result tomorrow.

“The team has prepared well in the lead-up to tomorrow, with a few productive planning sessions on and off the training field.

“Last week we spoke about momentum and that’s what we would like maintain from here onwards,” concluded van Rooyen.

Kick-off is at 8:53pm (SA time).

Lions – 15 EW Viljoen, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal (c), 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Pieter Jansen Van Vuren, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Ruan Dreyer
Replacements: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Sibusiso Sangweni, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Eddie Fouche, 23 Divan Rossouw

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