Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has named an unchanged starting lineup for Saturday’s clash with the Sharks at Ellis Park.
Following their commanding 39-23 bonus-point win over the Cheetahs, Van Rooyen has rewarded his charges by selecting the same lineup, with try-scorers from the previous match Jannie du Plessis, Willem Alberts and Andre Warner all getting another run this week.
However, there is an injury cloud over forward duo Sti Sithole and Vincent Tshituka, who have both been bracketed with Wilhelm van der Sluys and Dylan Smith. Sithole and Tshituka have niggling injuries and will undergo fitness tests later in the week.
Back in the mix via the bench, Burger Odendaal and Jamba Ulengo have returned to the match-day 23 and should both take the field as impact players.
Kick-off remains at 7pm as no thunder and lightning are predicted at this stage.
Lions – 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (c), 9 Andre Warner, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka/Wilhelm van der Sluys, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole/Dylan Smith.
Subs: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Burger Odendaal, 23 Jamba Ulengo, 24 Carlu Sadie, 25 Manuel Rass.
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