Lions rejig midfield

Lionel Mapoe's knee injury has forced the Lions to change their midfield for the match against the Stormers at Newlands.

Alwyn Hollenbach will start at inside centre on Saturday after Mapoe failed a late fitness test, with Harold Vorster shifting to outside centre.

On the bench, Howard Mnisi comes in for Stokkies Hanekom, who also sustained a minor knee injury against the Waratahs last weekend.

Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Harold Vorster, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Martin Muller, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Robert Kruger, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Howard Mnisi.

Super Rugby teams (Round 17)

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