Three changes for Lions


The Lions edged the Reds 18-17 in Brisbane last week, and Ackermann opted to make to make two changes among the forwards and one in the backline.

In the pack, Jacques van Rooyen comes in at loosehead prop for Schalk van der Merwe, Robert Kruger drops to the bench and will be replaced by Andries Ferreira at lock.

Wing Anthony Volmink makes a welcome return to the backline with Sampie Mastriet falling out of the match-day 23-man squad

Lions team: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Anthony Volmink, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Jacques van Rooyen. Replacements: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Julian Redelinghuys, 19. Robert Kruger, 20. Jaco Kriel, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Marnitz Boshoff, 23. Howard Mnisi.– ANA

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