Super Rugby

Combrinck replaces Dyantyi in Lions starting XV

Ruan Combrinck (Gallo)
Ruan Combrinck (Gallo)

Cape Town - Lions coach Swys de Bruin has named his team for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Newlands.

De Bruin has made three changes to the starting XV which beat the Jaguares 25-16 in Buenos Aires last weekend.

In the backline, one Springbok replaces another as Ruan Combrinck comes in for Aphiwe Dyantyi at left wing, with the latter moving to the bench.

Up front, Kwagga Smith replaces Hacjivah Dayimani in the No 7 jersey, while Stephan Lewies is fit again and comes in for Rhyno Herbst at lock.

Sti Sithole, Gianni Lombard and Sylvian Mahuza are newcomers on the bench.

Saturday's clash is scheduled for 17:15.

Teams:

Stormers

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 SP Marais, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ali Vermaak

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Eben Etzebeth, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Joshua Stander, 23 Dan du Plessis

Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Nic Groom, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith

Substitutes: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Sti Sithole, 19 Rhyno Herbst, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Gianni Lombard, 22 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 23 Sylvian Mahuza

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