Lions Tweak Side For Reds Clash

Emirates Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his side to face the Reds in Brisbane in Friday’s Super Rugby clash.  In the forwards, Ackermann has made just one change for the game as Robbie Coetzee starts at hooker.  Meanwhile, in the backline, Ross Cronje returns to the starting XV at scrumhalf.

He pairs up with Elton Jantjies who shifts back to flyhalf. Sampie Mastriet shifts to left wing, making way for Ruan Combrinck who starts at right wing.  Harold Vorster returns to the starting line-up at inside centre, while Andries Coetzee starts at fullback.  Kick-off is at 11:00 South African time on Friday.

Lions match day squad:

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.  Derick Minnie
  5.  Franco Mostert
  4.  Robert Kruger
  3.  Ruan Dreyer
  2.  Robbie Coetzee
  1.  Schalk Van Der Merwe

Replacements:

16. Armand Van Der Merwe
17. Jacques Van Rooyen
18. Julian Redelinghuys
19. Martin Muller
20. Jaco Kriel
21. Faf De Klerk
22. Marnitz Boshoff
23. Howard Mnisi