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Lions change two for Waratahs

16th May 2014 07:27


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Courtnall Skosan: Moves to 15

Lions boss Johan Ackermann has made two changes, including a positional switch, to his starting XV for Sunday's clash with the Waratahs in Sydney.

The changes are in the back-line where JW Jonker comes in on the left wing for Anthony Volmink while Deon van Rensburg starts on the right wing and Courtnall Skosan moves to full-back.

Skosan was in the number 14 jersey in last weekend's 23-22 loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin and takes over at the back from Chrysander Botha, who drops down to the bench.

Lions: 15 Courtnall Skosan, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 JW Jonker, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Martin Muller, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Rudi Mathee, 20 Warwick Tecklenburg, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Chrysander Botha.

Date: Sunday May 18
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 16.05 local (06.05 GMT)
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Andrew Lees (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

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