Lions bring in cubs for Crusaders clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lions No.8 Hacjivah Dayimani has been included in the starting XV that will run out against the Crusaders in Super Rugby at Emirates Airline Park on Sunday.
Dayimani, who has only three Super Rugby caps under his belt, will pack down with the two flanks Albertus 'Kwagga' Smith and Cyle Brink.
Another youngster, Madosh Tambwe, will start at wing in the place of the injured Aphiwe Dyantyi.
While, Dillon Smit dons the No.9 jumper in his first start for Super Rugby this season.
Smit made his return to the playing field in Argentina against the Jaguares after a long lay-off due to a fractured ankle in August 2017.
Corné Fourie makes his way onto the bench as replacement hooker while Marnus Schoeman will also warm the bench again.
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Voster, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Albertus Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malco Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.
Replacements: 16 Corne Fourie, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Lourence Erasmus, 20 Marvin Orie, 21 Marnus Schoeman, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Shaun Reynolds
Date: Sunday, April 1
Venue: Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 14:30 (12:30 GMT, 00:30 April 2 New Zealand time)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Egon Seconds (South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)