Lions unleash Combrinck against Stormers
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Lions have been bolstered by the return of Springbok wing Ruan Combrinck for their clash against the Stormers at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Combrinck returns to action after he picked up an injury while on duty for his Japanese club Kintetsu Liners.
The 27-year-old makes his return ten days before the Lions depart on their tour to Australasia.
In the only other change to the starting line-up to face the Stormers, Marvin Orie returns to the second row.
On the bench, Johannes Jonker comes in for Jacobie Adriaanse.
The Lions have a bye next week and will leave South African shores on April 17. The Lions face the Waratahs (Sydney), Reds (Brisbane), Hurricanes (Wellington) and the Highlanders (Dunedin) on their tour.
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Albertus Smith, 5 Francois Mostert (captain), 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.
Replacements: 16 Corne Fourie, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.
Date: Saturday, April 7
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), AJ Jacobs (South Africa)
TMO: Willie Vos (South Africa)