Kriel back in Lions No 6 jersey

The Lions have made three changes to their starting XV for Saturday's clash against the Hurricanes at Ellis Park.

Jaco Kriel returns at blindside flank with Cyle Brink shifting to the bench.

Prop Pieter Scholtz has been called up from the Golden Lions XV squad to start at tighthead in place of the injured Ruan Dreyer, while Dylan Smith will replace Corné Fourie at loosehead, with Fourie dropping to the bench.

Hooker Akker van der Merwe retains his place in the starting XV after Malcolm Marx failed a late fitness test.

Lions – 15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Dylan Smith.
Substitutes: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 JW Bell, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

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