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Lions keep their winning formula

Lions keep their winning formula
Thu 30 Sep 2021 | 11:15
Lions keep their winning formula
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has named his team to face the Scarlets in the second roud of the United Rugby Championships.

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Van Rooyen named an unchanged matchday 23 to face the Welsh side at the Parc y Scarlets stadium in Llanelli on Friday.

Van Rooyen believes his team have confidence going into Friday’s game after a winning start to their campaign – with a comprehensive win over Zebre last week.

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“We appreciate that Scarlets will pose a different challenge for us, but we are confident the players selected will once more aim for a positive result tomorrow,” the coach said.

“The team has prepared well in the lead-up to Friday, with a few productive planning sessions on and off the training field.

“Last week we spoke about momentum and that’s what we would like maintain from here onwards,” Van Rooyen added.

Lions: 15 EW Viljoen, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Pieter Jansen Van Vuren, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Ruan Dreyer.
Replacements: 16 Pieter Botha, 17 Sithembiso Sithole, 18 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Sibusiso Sangweni, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Eddie Fouche, 23 Divan Rossouw.

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Date: Friday, October
Venue: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Kick-off: 19.35 (20.35 SA time; 18,35 GMT)
Referee: Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Assistant referees: Elgan Williams (Wales), Tom Spurrier (Wales)
TMO: Stefano Penne (Italy)

Lions team to face Scarlets

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