Thu 22 Feb 2018 | 10:58

Lions bolstered for Jaguares showdown

Lions bolstered for Jaguares showdown
Thu 22 Feb 2018 | 10:58
Lions bolstered for Jaguares showdown
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Andries Ferreira, who withdrew at the last minute before the game against the Sharks last week, returns at lock.

He replaces Marvin Orie, who drops out of the matchday 23.

Ferreira will partner Springbok Franco Mostert in the second row.

Marco Jansen van Vuren makes his way onto the bench and if he takes the field, will make his debut in Super Rugby.

This change means coach Swys de Bruin has opted four a five forwards, three backs split this week – after having had six forwards on the bench in the 26-19 win over the Sharks last week.

Flank Marnus Schoeman loses out, as De Bruin opted for a specialist scrumhalf as cover on the bench.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Albertus Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques Van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacobus Adriaanse, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Marco Jansen Van Vuren, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rohan Janse Van Rensburg.

Date: Saturday, February 24
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 15.05 (13.05 GMT; 10.50 Buenos Aires time)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa), Jaco Pretorius (South Africa)
TMO: Willie Vos (South Africa)

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