Warren Whiteley has been included in a 25-man Lions squad for the Super Rugby final against the Hurricanes in Wellington.
The No 8 and captain missed the Lions' 42-30 semi-final win against the Highlanders at Ellis Park because of a calf injury.
The team departs from OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday at 19:15 and will land in New Zealand at midnight on Monday.
Lions squad – Dylan Smith, Malcolm Marx, Julian Redelinghuys, Andries Ferreira, Franco Mostert, Jaco Kriel, Warwick Tecklenburg, Ruan Ackermann, Faf de Klerk, Elton Jantjies, Courtnall Skosan, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe, Ruan Combrinck, Andries Coetzee, Akker van der Merwe, Corné Fourie, Jacques van Rooyen, Lourens Erasmus, Steph de Witt, Ross Cronjé, Howard Mnisi, Jaco van der Walt, Warren Whiteley, Sylvian Mahuza.
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