Lions at near full strength for Stormers warm-up

The Lions have named their team to face the Stormers in their first Super Rugby warm-up game for the 2012 season.

Lions coach John Mitchell wants his team to maintain the momentum they achieved when winning the Currie Cup in October last year and has named a strong team for the Newlands clash.

Mitchell’s team appears to be a full strength line-up with Griquas lock Hendrik Roodt the only player making his debut in the starting XV.

The Lions have a number of new names in their team but these new recruits make up the bench.

Match : Stormers vs Lions
Venue : Newlands
Date : Friday 27 January
Kick off : 19h00
Referee: Jaco Peyper


15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon Van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Doppies La Grange (VC), 11 Michael Killian, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Josh Strauss (C), 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Replacements : 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Stephan Greeff, 20 Ruan Botha, 21 Cobus Grobbelaar, 22 Doppies Le Roux, 23 Anthony Volminic, 24 Dylan Des Fountain, 25 James Kamana, 26 Andries Coetzee.

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