Lions stick with winning formula against Sharks

Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has opted for consistency, naming an unchanged starting lineup for their match against the Sharks in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The Lions have continued with the same starting lineup – and largely the same match-day squad – that managed to beat the Bulls in Pretoria two weeks ago.

The only change comes on the bench, where Dan Kriel takes Manuel Rass’ place as the backline replacement.

Lions – 15 EW Viljoen, 14 Rabz Maxwane, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal (c), 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 MJ Pelser, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole.
Subs: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Emmanuel Tshituka, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Fred Zeilinga, 23 Manuel Rass.

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