Janse van Rensburg back to face Sharks

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:25

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Lions received a timely boost ahead of the final Super Rugby league encounter - against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg returns to the matchday 23 and will play off the bench for the Lions at Kings Park.

Janse van Rensburg was injured early in the sJanse van Rensburg suffered a knee injury in his team's impressive win against the Stormers at Newlands in April.

He made his return to action last weekend in a provincial challenge match at the weekend - when the Golden Lions lost 21-33 to Griquas in Mdantsane.

Coach Johan Ackermann opted to 'ease' the powerful Bok midfielder back from the bench, retaining Harold Vorster and Lionel Mapoe as his centre pairing.

The starting XV is unchanged from that which beat Sunwolves 94-7 a fortnight ago.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Albertus Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (captain), 5 Francois Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Francois de Klerk, 22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Date: Saturday, July 15
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa), Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

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