Kwagga Smith has been ruled out for six weeks with a groin injury, while another three Lions players have also been sidelined.
Former Lions lock Andries Ferreira has been released by the Hurricanes without playing a match for the franchise.
CRAIG LEWIS picks a South African XV based on performances in the fifth round of the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.
Swys de Bruin says he was furious when the Lions trailed the Rebels by 21 points at the break, before staging a remarkable comeback to win 36-33.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin addresses the media after his side’s 36-33 comeback victory over the Rebels on Saturday.
Highlights of the Lions’ 36-33 win against the Rebels at Ellis Park.
The Lions overturned a 28-point deficit to claim a stunning 36-33 win against the Rebels in Johannesburg on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
THE MONEY MAN will be making two bets in a round of Vodacom Super Rugby where every match could go the other way.
Forwards coach Phillip Lemmer says the return of lock Marvin Orie should help strengthen the Lions’ maul defence against the Rebels in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Scrumhalf Ross Cronjé, forwards coach Phillip Lemmer and backline coach Neil de Bruin address the media ahead of the Lions’ Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Rebels on Saturday.