Lions name squad for pre-season warm ups

Johannesburg Super Rugby side the Lions have announced their team line-ups for their warm up matches against a NWU-Pukke XV and the Leopards.

The Lions and Lions XV will each play a warm up match as they prepare for the 2015 Super Rugby and Vodacom Cup tournaments

The matches against NWU-Pukke XV and the Leopards will be played at 15h00 and 16h40 respectively on Saturday, 31 January at Olien Park in Potchefstroom.

The mixed strength sides selected by head coaches Johan Ackermann and Russell Winter are as follows:

Lions vs NWU-Pukke XV
(Kick-off: 15h00)

1. Schalk van der Merwe , 2. Armand van der Merwe , 3. Ruan Dreyer , 4. Lourens Erasmus , 5. Franco Mostert , 6. Jaco Kriel , 7. Derrick Minnie , 8. Warren Whiteley (c) , 9. Ross Cronje , 10. Marnitz Boshoff , 11. Courtnall Skosan , 12. Howard Mnisi , 13. Stokkies Hanekom , 14. Sampie Mastriet , 15. Andries Coetzee

Replacements 16. Mark Pretorius , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Pieter Scholtz , 19. Robert Kruger , 20. Ruan Ackermann , 21. Thabo Mabuza , 22. Victor Sekekete , 23. Faf de Klerk , 24. Shaun Reynolds , 25. Harold Vorster , 26. Gerdus van der Walt , 27. Cameron Rooi

Lions XV vs Leopards
(Kick-off: 16h40)

1. Jacques van Rooyen , 2. Malcom Marx , 3. Julian Redelinghuys (c) , 4. Schalk van Heerden , 5. Martin Muller , 6. Stephan De Wit , 7. Warwick Tecklenberg , 8. Ruaan Lerm , 9. Luan Jacobs , 10. Jaco van der Walt , 11. Anthony Volmink , 12. Stefan Watermeyer , 13. Rohan Janse van Rensburg , 14. Mark Richards , 15. Ruan Combrinck

Replacements : 16. Remone Samuels , 17. Clinton Theron , 18. Dylan Smith , 19. Le Roux Roets , 20. JP du Preez , 21. Cyle Brink , 22. Fabian Booysen , 23. Ricky Schroeder , 24. Kobus de Kock , 25. Alwyn Hollenbach , 26. Jacques Nel , 27. Damian Engledou

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