Lions' Bok wing heads back to South Africa
SQUAD UPDATE: The Lions have been forced to make some changes to their matchday 23 for Friday’s match against the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Lions wing Courtnall Skosan is heading back to South Africa as his father is gravely ill.
Tyrone Green will join the team in New Zealand on Wednesday.
Due to Skosan’s absence, Sylvian Mahuza moves to right wing for Friday’s match.
Andries Coetzee moves to fullback and Ruan Combrinck moves onto the bench.
Lions – revised: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Stephan Lewies, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Frans Van Wyk, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Ruan Combrinck.
Date: Friday, April 19
Venue: FMG Stadium, Hamilton
Kick-off: 19.35 (09.35 SA time; 07.35 GMT)
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser, Rasta Rasivhenge
TMO: Shane McDermott