On this day in 2017, Johan Grobbelaar and Gianni Lombard each grabbed braces as the Junior Springboks scored 11 tries against Argentina in the U20 World Championship.
Gianni Lombard will start at flyhalf as the Lions have made seven changes to their starting lineup for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash against the Sharks in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has welcomed the tough decision of choosing between talented young playmakers Jordan Hendrikse and Gianni Lombard.
The Lions have deployed the new-look halfback pairing of Sanele Nohamba and Gianni Lombard for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash with Ospreys on Saturday night.
Another talented Japan-based SA playmaker will return home and link up with the Lions next season.
Elton Jantjies will return to Japan after signing a deal to play for the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, where he will link up with his former boss Johan Ackermann.
Lions utility back Gianni Lombard is set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious knee injury against the Chiefs a fortnight ago.
Lions flyhalf Gianni Lombard will return home after suffering a knee injury in their victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday.