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Lions set to unleash a Stormer against Ospreys

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen has revealed his team for their final Challenge Cup Pool match against the Ospreys at Ellis Park on Sunday.


They have already secured their spot in the Round of 16.

After going down to Montpellier in France last weekend, Van Rooyen has recalled his stalwarts for the match.

There is also the inclusion of flyhalf Kade Wolhuter on the bench, who is on loan from the Stormers.

In the backline, Sanele Nohamba gets a start in the No.9 jersey with Gianni Lombard getting the flyhalf duties this week.

Henco van Wyk and Marius Louw will combine in the midfield while Quan Horn, Richard Kriel and Edwill van der Merwe will form the back three.

In the pack, Francke Horn, Emmanuel Tshituka and JC Pretorius are in the back row. Ruben Schoeman and Reinhard Nothnagel will combine in the second row.


The front row will consist of Asenathi Ntlabakanye, PJ Botha and JP Smith.

Lions: 15 Quan Horn, 14 Richard Kriel, 13 Henco van Wyk, 12 Marius Louw (captain, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Emmanuel Tshituka, 6 JC Pretorius, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 PJ Botha, 1 JP Smith.
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Morgan Naudé, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Darrien Landsberg, 20 Hanru Sirgel, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Kade Wolhuter, 23 Erich Cronje.

Date: Sunday, January 21
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 UK & Ireland time; 13.00 GMT)
Referee: Jeremy Rozier (France)
Assistant referees: Evan Urruzmendi (France), Luc Ramos (France)
TMO: Patrick Dellac (France)

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