Same again for Lions

Johan Ackermann has named an unchanged starting XV for the match against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

Ackerman has retained faith in the team that got the job done against the Blues last weekend, with the only changes coming on the substitutes bench.

Marnitz Boshoff will make his return from the bench after failing to make the match-day squad for the last two weeks. The only other change sees new recruit Andries Ferreira moving onto the bench to provide second-row cover.

Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Corné Fourie.
Subs: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Andries Ferreira, 20 Derick Minnie, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Howard Mnisi.

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