Mostert moves to back row for Bulls clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lock Francois Mostert will start in the No.7 jersey when the Lions take on the Bulls at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria on Saturday.
Loose forward Albertus Smith is on compassionate leave, which means Cyle Brink moves from No.7 flank to No.6 with Mostert joining him and Warren Whiteley in the back row.
Marvin Orie will take over Mostert's place in the second row.
There is one change in the backline with Rohan Janse van Rensburg replacing Harold Vorster in the midfield. Vorster drops down to the bench.
Other changes in the matchday 23 sees Marnus Schoeman replace Hacjivah Dayimani on the bench, while Madosh Tambwe also makes his way onto the bench with Howard Mnisi dropping out of the matchday squad.
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Francois Mostert, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques Van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacobus Adriaanse, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Marco Jansen Van Vuren, 22 Harold Voster, 23 Madosh Tambwe.
Date: Saturday, March 3
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Assistant referees: TBC