Lions change four for Sharks

Date published: April 8 2015

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The Lions have made four changes to their starting lineup for Saturday's clash with the Sharks in Johannesburg.

After last weekend's last-gasp success over the Bulls, Johan Ackermann has made two changes to his pack, with Julian Redelinghuys coming in at tighthead and Jaco Kriel into the back row.

Ackermann has also made two changes to his starting backline with Faf de Klerk starting at scrum-half, while Mark Richards is also set to make his Super Rugby debut on the left wing. 

Lohan Jacobs will also make his debut if he comes off the bench as cover for de Klerk.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Mark Richards, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Robert Kruger, 20 Derick Minnie, 21 Lohan Jacobs, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Howard Mnisi

Date: Saturday, April 11
Venue: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 17:05 local (15:05 GMT, 01:05 AEST, 03:05 NZST) 
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, Rodney Boneparte (both South Africa)
TMO: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

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