Goodes axed for La Grange

Centre Doppies la Grange replaces Barry Goodes in the only change to the Lions team to take on the Hurricanes at Ellis Park.

Goodes started the last two matches against the Stormers and Brumbies but La Grange wins back his No 12 jersey after recovering from injury. Goodes drops to the Vodacom Cup team this weekend and will also not tour Australasia, with the Leopards’ Deon Van Rensburg named as midfield cover.

La Grange’s inclusion is the only change to the 22 as the Lions seek consecutive victories before they head overseas on their four match tour.

Lions – 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Ashwin Willemse, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Henno Mentz, 10 Andre Pretorius, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Ernst Joubert, 7 Todd Clever, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar (c), 5 Jannes Labuschagne, 4 Anton van Zyl, 3 Lawrence Sephaka, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Heinke van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Hans van Dyk, 17 Gert Muller, 18 Gerhard Mostert, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Chris Jonck, 21 Earl Rose, 22 Shandre Frolick.