Lions make one change to Currie Cup team

Lions coach John Mitchell has made one change to his starting team to face the Pumas in their Currie Cup clash in Nelspruit on Friday.

Flank Derick Minnie, who has slight concussion and an ear injury, has been replaced by Michael Rhodes.

Regular skipper Joshua Strauss, who missed last week’s victory over the Sharks with a rib injury, has been bracketed with Warren Whitely in the team named on Tuesday.

A decision on who will play at eighthman, and who will start on the bench, will be made on Thursday.

Lions team:

Jaco Taute, Deon van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe, Alwyn Hollenbach, Michael Killian, Elton Jantjies, Michael Bondesio, Warren Whiteley/Joshua Strauss, Michael Rhodes, Cobus Grobbelaar, Franco van der Merwe, Wikus van Heerden, Patric Cilliers, Bandise Maku, JC Janse van Rensburg.

Replacements: Martin Bezuidenhout, Jacobie Adriaanse, Johan Snyman, Warren Whiteley/Joshua Strauss, Jaco Kriel, Doppies La Grange, Burton Francis.

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