Bok back as Lions change
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has made only one change to the team that will face the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.
The match at Newlands is in Round Two of South Africa’s Super Rugby Unlocked competition.
After a sterling performance by Morné van den Berg, after coming on early as a replacement for the injured Dillon Smit in the loss to the Sharks last week, starts in the No.9 jersey this week.
Smit has undergone surgery to his injured shoulder and will be sidelined for four to six months.
Forgotten Springbok Ross Cronjé returns to the matchday squad and will get a chance off the bench to redeem himself.
The rest of the team is unchanged.
Lions: 15 EW Viljoen, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Burger Odendaal, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Morné van den Berg, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements – from: Jan-Henning Campher, Dylan Smith, Wiehahn Herbst, Wilhelm van der Sluys, MJ Pelser, Hacjivah Dayimani, Ross Cronjé, Gianni Lombard, Wandisile Simelane, Ruan Dreyer.
Date: Saturday, October 17
Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Egon Seconds
TMO: Joey Klaaste-Salmans