Lions lose Bone-collector on eve of Newlands trip
TEAM UPDATE: Lions will be without the services of Springbok Willem Alberts for their Super Rugby Unlocked clash against the Stormers.
The Lions revealed that the Alberts, who is known as the ‘Bone Collector’, has been quarantined after he was in close contact with Covid-19 case.
The Springbok was tested on Monday and has been cleared.
Albert, who was named at lock for contest, will be replaced by Ruben Schoeman in the starting line-up.
Lions – reviced: 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 Ruben Schoeman, 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