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Lions bring in some fresh legs on the bench for Benetton

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Lions have brought in some fresh legs, on the bench, for their United Rugby Championship Round 16 encounter with Benetton in Treviso on Saturday.


The Ellis Park-based team remains relatively unchanged from their Round 15 victory over the Bulls in Pretoria.

Reinhard Nothnagel, Ruan Dreyer and Travis Gordon are the only changes – all on the bench.

Marius Louw retains the captaincy.

Lions: 15 Quan Horn, 14 Sibahle Maxwane, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Marius Louw (captain), 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Ruan Venter, 6 Emmanuel Tshituka, 5 Ruben Schoeman, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 Pieter Botha, 1 Jean-Pierre Smith.
Replacements: 16 Morné Brandon, 17 Rhynardt Rijnsburger, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Travis Gordon, 21 Morné van den Berg, 22 Rynhardt Jonker, 23 Andries Coetzee.

Date: Saturday, March 25
Venue: Stadio Monigo, Treviso
Kick-off: 14.00 (15.00 SA time; 13.00 GMT)
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Filippo Russo (Italy), Filippo Vinci (Italy)
TMO: Joy Neville (Ireland)

Lions team to play Benetton


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