Lions bring a Bok back
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Lions will face the Rebels in a Super Rugby game at Ellis Park on Saturday with a new lock pairing.
Springbok Marvin Orie returns to action.
Orie got injured against the Stormers in mid-February and makes his return for the big clash with the unbeaten Rebels.
His lock partner will be fellow Bok Stephan Lewies.
The side shows four changes to the starting XV.
Tyrone Green starts at fullback and Ruan Combrinck coming in at wing.
On the bench, hooker Jan-Henning Campher makes a first appearance for the Lions.
Sithembiso Sithole returns, as do locks Rhyno Herbst and Ruan Vermaak.
Lionel Mapoe and Andries Coetzee are both expected to take the field from the bench.
Lions: 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Albertus Smith, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx (captain), 1 Dylan Smith.
Replacements: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Sithembiso Sithole, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Rhyno Herbst, 20 Ruan Vermaak, 21 Gianni Lombard, 22 Lionel Mapoe, 23 Andries Coetzee.
Date: Saturday, March 16
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 15.05 (13.05 GMT; 00.05 Melbourne time Sunday, March 17)
Referee: Egon Seconds (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
TMO: Vos Willie (South Africa)