Lions make four changes for Waratahs match

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named a Super Rugby team with four changes for this week’s match against the Waratahs at Emirates Airline (Ellis) Park on Saturday.

Schalk van der Merwe will start at loosehead, Armand van der Merwe moves up into the starting side at hooker and Julian Redelinghuys comes in at tighthead.

Meanwhile, in the backline, the only change takes place at inside centre as Harold Vorster is promoted to the starting side.

On the bench, Malcolm Marx will cover the hooker berth while Corne Fourie and Marnitz Boshoff return to the match day 23.

Stokkies Hanekom is also a new inclusion to the side and will provide centre cover.

Lions

15. Andries Coetzee , 14. Ruan Combrinck , 13. Lionel Mapoe , 12. Harold Vorster , 11. Courtnall Skosan , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Faf de Klerk , 8. Warren Whiteley (c) , 7. Warwick Tecklenburg , 6. Jaco Kriel , 5. Franco Mostert , 4. Martin Muller , 3. Julian Redelinghuys , 2. Armand van der Merwe , 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements : 16. Malcolm Marx , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Ruan Dreyer , 19. Robert Kruger , 20. Kwagga Smith , 21. Ross Cronje , 22. Marnitz Boshoff , 23. Stokkies Hanekom

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