Lions add Smit to interim squad

Dillon Smit has been named in the Lions' provisional squad as injury cover for Ross Cronjé in Saturday's semi-final against the Highlanders at Ellis Park.

Coach Johann Ackermann selected a strong 27-man squad, but with Cronjé's availability under threat due to a contusion injury sustained in the quarter-final against the Crusaders, Smit has been added to the group.

Cronjé who will undergo a fitness test later in the week before a final call is made. 

Lions squad: Dylan Smith, Corné Fourie, Julian Redelinghuys, Jacques van Rooyen, Armand van der Merwe, Malcolm Marx, Lourens Erasmus, Franco Mostert, Andries Ferreira, Ruan Ackermann, Warwick Tecklenburg, Warren Whiteley, Jaco Kriel, Cyle Brink, Steph de Witt, Faf de Klerk, Ross Cronjé, Dillon Smit, Elton Jantjies, Jaco van der Walt, Courtnall Skosan, Ruan Combrinck, Sylvian Mahuza, Howard Mnisi, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe, Andries Coetzee.

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