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Stormers flyhalf to fly out with Lions

NEWS: Jaco Visagie will be back at the helm as captain of the Lions when they face Montpellier in Round Three of the Challenge Cup in France on Saturday.


The Lions announced their 26-man squad that departed for Montpellier on Tuesday.

The French side is the top side in Pool Two – with two wins in as many outings at 10 points.

The Lions are just behind them in second place with nine points. This puts them in a good position to make it to the knockout stages.


While the United Rugby Championship is arguably the Lions’ main focus, they have had an excellent run in the Challenge Cup, winning their opening two games – against Perpignan away and at home against the Newcastle Falcons.

After recovering from a long-term injury, former Stormer flyhalf Kade Wolhuter joins the Lions for his first tour with the group.


While Jordan Hendrikse and Gianni Lombard will be on the plane to France, Wolhuter might get lucky and win a seat on the bench.

Lions touring squad:

Backs: Andries Coetzee, Erich Cronje, Baldwin Hansen, Jordan Hendrikse, Rynhardt Jonker, Gianni Lombard, Johan Mulder, Stean Pienaar, Manuel Rass, Nico Steyn, Kade Wolhuter

Forwards: Morne Brandon, Izan Esterhuizen, Corne Fourie, Travis Gordon, Darrien-Lane Landsberg, Morgan Naude, Etienne Oosthuizen, Heiko Pohlmann, JC Pretorius, Raynard Roets, Hanru Sirgel, Ruan Smith, Ruhan Straeuli, Conrad van Vuuren, Jaco Visagie

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