All change for Lions as Orie cracks a call-up

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:55
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Marvin Orie will make his debut for the Lions when they take on the Jaguares in Buenos Aires in a Super Rugby Round Three encounter on Saturday.

Shaun Reynolds will also make his first start in Super Rugby, while Johannes Jonker makes his run-on debut.

The team shows nine changes to the side that started against the Waratahs and one positional change - with Harold Vorster moving from outside to inside centre.

The only players who retained their positions from the starting XV in the win over the Waratahs last week are hooker Robbie Coetzee, lock Andries Ferreira, scrumhalf Ross Cronjé, wing Courtnall Skosan and captain Warren Whiteley.

Apart from Orie's debut, one of the most significant selections is young Shaun Reynolds starting at flyhalf in place of Springbok Elton Jantjies - one of several Boks who did not make the trip.

The other significant selection decision was to start with Seven Springbok Albertus Smith and Cyle Brink as the flanks - a hint that the Lions are planning to play a fast-paced game against a Jaguares team that prefers a full-fontal, physical contact approach.

Lions: 15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Albertus Smith, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Dylan Smith.
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Francois de Klerk, 22 Andries Coetzee, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Date: Saturday, March 11
Venue: Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires
Kick-off: 16.40 (21.40 SA time; 19.40 GMT)
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Damian Schneider (Argentina)
TMO: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)

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