Jantjies to lead Lions at Newlands

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:59
Large elton jantjies lions hands on hips 800

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies will lead the Lions against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

There are a number of familiar faces in the side that will travel to Cape Town on Friday -= after coach Johan Ackermann fielded mostly youngsters in the first two per-season matches.

Springboks Jantjies, Malcolm Marx, Franco Mostert, Francois de Klerk and Rohan Janse van Rensburg, as well as stalwarts, like Courtnall Skosan and Howard Mnisi will all start for the Lions.

There will also be a few new faces - like Marvin Orie, Madosh Tambwe in the starting line-up, as well as Hencus van Wyk on the bench.

Lions captain Warren Whiteley had his wisdom teeth removed this week and could not recover on time.

Lionel Mapoe will miss the encounter due to a hamstring strain.

Bok loose forward Jaco Kriel will play off the bench as well.

The Lions will take a squad of 29 to Cape Town for this preparation match, before they kick off their Super Rugby campaign on against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on February 25.

Lions: 15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Howard Mnisi, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements - from: Armand van der Merwe, Corne Fourie, Hencus van Wyk, Andries Ferreira, Lourens Erasmus, Robert Kruger, Jaco Kriel, Victor Sekekete, Dillon Smit, Andries Coetzee, Harold Vorster, Anthony Volmink, Jacques Nel, Sylvian Mahuza.

Date: Saturday, February 11
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 24 June 2017
South Africa v France 15h00 Johannesburg
Canada v United States 19h00 Calgary
Argentina v Georgia 19h15 Estadio Ciudad De La Plata
Tue, 27 June 2017
Hurricanes v B&I Lions 07h35 Westpac Stadium
Fri, 30 June 2017
Sharks v Bulls 17h00 Kings Park, Durban
Sat, 01 July 2017
Jaguares v Kings 23h05 Buenos Aires
New Zealand v B&I Lions 07h35 Westpac Stadium
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 13 6 0 7 33
Waratahs 13 4 0 9 19
Force 13 4 0 9 17
Reds 13 3 0 10 17
Rebels 13 1 1 11 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 14 14 0 0 63
Hurricanes 14 11 0 3 54
Chiefs 14 11 1 2 53
Highlanders 14 10 0 4 46
Blues 14 7 1 6 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 30
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19