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Stormers flyhalf to make his Lions debut?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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