Super Rugby

Bok boost at fullback for Lions

Andries Coetzee (Gallo Images)
Andries Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has named his team for Saturday's Super Rugby encounter against the Reds in Johannesburg.

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Springbok Andries Coetzee makes a welcome return at fullback, replacing Tiaan Swanepoel.

In the only other change to the starting line-up, 22-year-old Morne van den Berg replaces the injured Andre Warner at scrumhalf, with the latter sidelined with an ankle injury.

Dillon Smit and Shaun Reynolds are new additions on the bench.

The Lions will be desperate to improve on their 38-8 defeat at the hands of the Jaguares in Buenos Aires last weekend.

Kick-off for Saturday's clash at Ellis Park is scheduled for 15:05.

Teams:

Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Tyrone Green, 13 Duncan Matthews, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Morne van den Berg, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Pieter Jansen, 1 Dylan Smith

Substitutes: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Ruan Vermaak, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Manny Rass, 23 Shaun Reynolds

Reds

15 Bryce Hegarty, 14 Jock Campbell, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Henry Speight, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (captain), 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith

Substitutes: 16 Sean Farrell, 17 Dane Zander, 18 Josh Nasser, 19 Angus Blyth, 20 Seru Uru, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Isaac Lucas, 23 Hunter Paisami

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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