• Lions name two teams for Leopards

    Lions coach Johan Ackermann has announced two 28-man sides to face the Leopards on Friday in their first Super Rugby warm-up matches of 2014.

    The games at Ellis Park will see two strong Lions sides take to the field, with a rolling substitution system in place for both matches.

    The rolling substitution system will act as opportunities to test and assess various combinations.

    The first game will kick off at 4:30pm, while the second match will get underway from 7pm.

    Entrance to both matches is free to the public.

    Lions (match 1) – 15 Kobus de Kock, 14 Ruhan Nel, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Adriaan Engelbrecht, 11 Juan Swanepoel, 10 Brendon Hewitt, 9. Ricky Schroeder, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Thabo Mamojele  6 Thabo Mabuza, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Lourence Erasmus, 3 Nico van Zyl, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tyson Mulamba.
    Subs: 16 Mark Pretorius, 17 David Kounga, 18 Ruan Venter, 19 MB Lusaseni, 20 Stephan de Wit, 21 Stephan Vermuelen, 22 Jano Venter, 23 Guy Cronje, 24 Ruan van Rensburg, 25 Carlisle Nel, 26 Robert de Bruyn, 27 Caswell Khoza, 28 Hanco Deale.

    Lions (match 2) – 15 Coenie van Wyk, 14 Vainon Willis, 13 JW Jonker, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie (c), 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Rudi Mathee, 3 Corne Fourie, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe
    Subs: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Bees Roux, 19 Martin Muller, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Lambert Groenewald, 22 Ross Cronje, 23 Jaco van der Walt, 24 Lionel Mapoe, 25 Deon van Rensburg, 26 Deon Helberg, 27 Alwyn Hollenbach, 28 Chrysander Botha.

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