Whiteley back for Lions

Warren Whiteley will start at No 8 for the Lions in Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Whiteley has recovered from a calf injury that ruled him out of the semi-final against the Highlanders at Ellis Park and regains the captaincy.

Ruan Ackermann, who started at No 8 last Saturday, drops to the bench, with Stephan de Wit falling out of the match 23.

Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.
Subs: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Ruan Ackermann, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Jaco van der Walt.

Hurricanes team

Photo: Anne Laing/HSM Images

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