Lions change six for derby

Courtnall Skosan will start on the right wing for the Lions' Super Rugby match against the Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.

The dreadlocked winger is one of three changes in the backline. Chrysander Botha, who has spent some time at fullback this season, slots in on the left wing, while Stokkies Hanekom comes in at outside centre.

There are also three changes to the forward pack, with a complete overhaul of the front row. Schalk van der Merwe, Robbie Coetzee and Julian Redelinghuys all rotate back into the starting line-up having come off the bench in the defeat to the Force.

Lions – 15 Coenie van Wyk, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Chrysander Botha, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Rudi Mathee, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Derick Minnie, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Deon van Rensburg.

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