Lions shuffle backline for Stormers

The Lions have named their team to face the Stormers in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park on Saturday evening, with coach John Mitchell making four changes to his starting XV.

Jaco Taute makes a positional shift from fullback to outside centre. Doppies la Grange moves to his inside, while James Kamana fills Taute’s usual berth at 15.

Andries Coetzee will make his tournament debut as Michael Killian drops to the bench. Michael Bondesio is replaced by Tian Meyer who sets up a new half-back pairing with flyhalf Butch James.

Jacobie Adriaanse drops to the wood to make way for Caylib Oosthuizen.


15. James Kamana, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Jaco Taute, 12. Doppies la Grange, 11. Andries Coetzee, 10. Butch James, 9. Tian Meyer, 8. Warren Whiteley, 7. Joshua Strauss (c), 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Marius Coetzer, 3. Patric Cilliers, 2. Callie Visagie, 1. Caylib Oosthuizen.

Substitutes: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Jacobie Adriaanse, 18. Stephan Greeff, 19. Cobus Grobbelaar, 20. Ross Cronje, 21. Michael Killian, 22. Ruan Combrinck.


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