Mnisi to lead Lions against the Bulls
Mnisi to lead Lions against the BullsSHARE
Mnisi, who missed the 2017 Super Rugby season due to an injury, has been named as the inside-centre in a very youthful 25-man squad.
The 28-year-old on the sidelines for nine months after he sustained multiple ligament tears in the Round one in a 28-25 victory over the Cheetahs in February 2017.
However, it seems that Mnisi has fully recovered and will captain the side against the Bulls.
Lions: 15 Giani Lombard, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Howard Mnisi (captain), 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Ashlon Davids, 9 Marco Janse van Vuren, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Hacjiva Dayimani, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 PJ Steenkamp, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Corne Fourie, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements: Pieter Jansen, Cohen Kiewiet, Jaco Willemse, Jo-Hanko de Villiers, James Venter, Len Massyn, Christiaan Meyer, Shaun Reynolds, Louritz van der Schyff, Wandisile Simelane.
Date: Saturday, January 27
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen