Marnitz Boshoff has been left out of the Lions' 27-man squad for their Super Rugby tour to Japan and New Zealand.
Coach Johan Ackermann opted for Elton Jantjies and Jaco van der Walt as his two flyhalves.
The Johannesburg-based side will kick off their campaign against the Sunwolves in Tokyo this Saturday before facing the Chiefs and Highlanders.
Meanwhile, Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli said that no player who missed the cut for Super Rugby would be released to another union, but would rather fall in with the Currie Cup side with immediate effect.
Lions touring squad – Ruan Ackermann, Fabian Booysen, Andries Coetzee, Robbie Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Faf de Klerk, Ruan Dreyer, Andries Ferreira, Corné Fourie, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Elton Jantjies, Jaco Kriel, Robert Kruger, Lionel Mapoe, Malcolm Marx, Howard Mnisi, Franco Mostert, Julian Redelinghuys, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Dylan Smith, Warwick Tecklenburg, Armand van der Merwe, Jaco van der Walt, Jacques van Rooyen, Harold Vorster, Warren Whiteley (c).
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