Mitchell sticks to same squad

2011-02-24 12:50

Lions coach John Mitchell has shown faith in the men who came within four points of beating the Bulls last week by not making any changes to his team which will take on the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.

Speculation during the week was that Kiwi outside back James Kamana might be promoted after his impressive debut from the bench last week, but Mitchell emphasised at the team announcement today, that building continuity is very important at this stage.

Team: 15. Jaco Taute, 14. Lionel Mapoe, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Doppies La Grange, 11. Michael Killian, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Warren Whiteley, 7. Josh Strauss, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco van der Merwe (capt), 4. George Earl, 3. Patrick Cilliers, 2. Bandise Maku, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg. Replacements: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Kevin Buys, 18. Wikus van Heerden, 19. Cobus Grobbelaar, 20. Rory Kockott, 21. Burton Francis, 22. James Kamana.

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