Lions give No.15 jersey to Simelane
TEAM: Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen has revealed his team to face the Sharks in their Currie Cup Round 13 clash at Eilis Park on Saturday.
In the backline, Wandisile Simelane moves from outside centre to the No. 15 jersey.
Burger Odendaal takes over the No.13 jersey and he will partner Dan Kriel in the midfield.
Ross Cronje will be the starting scrumhalf this week.
In the pack, Emmanuel Tshituka and Sibusiso Sangweni have been included in the back row.
There is a new front row in the form of Carlu Sadie, PJ Botha and Sti Sithole.
Lions: 15 Wandisile Simelane, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Burger Odendaal (captain), 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Travis Gordon, 7 Emmanuel Tshituka, 6 Sibusiso Sangweni, 5 Ruben Schoeman, 4 PJ Steenkamp, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 PJ Botha, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Nathan McBeth, 18 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19 Ruhan Straeuli, 20 Lunga Ncube, 21 Mandisi Mthiyane, 22 Morne van den Berg, 23 EW Viljoen.
Date: Saturday, August 21
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 14.10 (12.10 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Local appointments
TMO: Egon Seconds