Lions make changes for Stormers clash

Lions head coach Johann Ackermann has named his team to play the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday with several changes to the team that lost to the Sharks.

In the forwards, Robbie Coetzee will start at hooker, in place of Willie Wepener.

Jaco Kriel returns to the starting line-up at flank.

Meanwhile, in the backline, Ross Cronje will start at scrumhalf, Anthony Volmink makes his first Super Rugby start of the year at left wing and Chrysander Botha will start at fullback.


15. Chrysander Botha ,14. Courtnall Skosan ,13. Lionel Mapoe,12. Stefan Watermeyer,11. Anthony Volmink ,10. Marnitz Boshoff,9. Ross Cronje ,8. Warren Whiteley (c),7. Derick Minnie ,6. Jaco Kriel,5. Franco Mostert ,4. Martin Muller,3. Julian Redelinghuys,2. Robbie Coetzee,1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements :16. Malcolm Marx,17. Corne Fourie ,18. Ruan Dreyer,19. MB Lusaseni ,20. Willie Britz,21. Faf de Klerk,22. Elton Jantjies,23. JW Jonker

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