Lions to unleash Rohan in Brisbane

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:47
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Lions will have a new midfield pairing for their clash against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

Rohan Janse van Rensburg will partner with Harold Vorster in midfield in the only change to the side that beat the Waratahs in Sydney last weekend.

Vorster moves from inside centre to outside centre with Van Rensburg taking over the No.12 jersey.

Lionel Mapoe drops out of the matchday 23 as he is struggling with a groin injury.

Albertus Smith recovered from his shoulder knock in the win against the Waratahs and he has been cleared to start. 

There are a few changes on the bench with Johannes Jonker, Cyle Brink and Ashlon Davids included in the matchday squad.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrink, 13 Harold Vorster, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Francois Mostert (captain), 6 Albertus Smith, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Marnus Schoeman, 22 Nicholas Groom, 13 Ashlon Davids.

Date: Saturday, April 28
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 15.05 (07.05 SA time; 05.05 GMT)
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Damon Murphy (Australia)
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)

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