Lions fullback cleared for Stormers clash

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:06
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Fullback Andries Coetzee has been cleared to face the Stormers in a crucial Super Rugby clash in Cape Town on Saturday.

Coetzee sustained a hamstring strain during a warm-up at last week's Bok training camp in Stellenbosch, but he has since recovered to be included in Johan Ackermann's starting XV.

Meanwhile, centre Lionel Mapoe returns after being sidelined with a hand injury and replaces Harold Vorster, who moves to the bench in the place of Jacques Nel.

Johannes Jonker makes his return to the bench after he suffered a knock to the head against the Reds, while Sylvian Mahuza is also back among the replacements.

Prop Ruan Dreyer will play in his 50th Super Rugby game against the Stormers at Newlands.
 
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnal Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Albertus Smith, 21 Francois de Klerk, 22 Harold Vorster, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Date: Saturday, April 15
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa), Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

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