Lions reveal strong team for semi against Bulls
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen has named a strong team for their Currie Cup semifinal against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
In the backline, Tiaan Swanepoel is at fullback with Stean Pienaar and Courtnall Skosan on the wings. Wandisile Simelane and Burger Odendaal are the midfielders.
Elton Jantjies will lead the team from No.10 and his halfback partner is Andre Warner.
In the pack, Len Massyn gets the No.8 jersey and he is joined in the back row by Vincent Tshituka and Jaco Kriel.
Marvin Orie and Willem Alberts are in the second row and the front row consists of Jannie du Plessis, Jaco Visagie and Sti Sithole.
Lions: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 André Warner, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements – from: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 21 Morné van den Berg, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Francke Horn, 24 Nathan McBeth, 25 EW Viljoen, 26 Ross Cronjé.
Date: Saturday, January 23
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 14.00 (12.00 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Referees: AJ Jacobs, Griffin Colby
TMO: Marius Jonker
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