Lions change two for Stormers

20th Feb 2014, 10:06

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Johann Ackermann: Kept changes to a minimum

Johann Ackermann: Kept changes to a minimum

Lions boss Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man squad for Saturday's clash with the Stormers in Johannesburg.

Lions boss Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man squad for Saturday's clash with the Stormers in Johannesburg.

Ackermann has made just two changes to the his starting line-up.

In the midfield, Alwyn Hollenbach comes in at inside centre. Stefan Watermeyer shifts to outside centre, due to the injury sustained by Lionel Mapoe.

On the replacements bench, MB Lusaseni is primed to make his Super Rugby debut as he comes into the squad.

JW Jonker is also a welcome inclusion and will provide cover as a utility back.

Lions: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 MB Lusaseni, 20 Warwick Tecklenburg, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 JW Jonker, 23 Coenie van Wyk.

Date: Saturday, February 22
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kickoff: 19:10 (local, 17:10 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: tbc, Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)