Lions receive late boost

Elton Jantjies, Alwyn Hollenbach and Lionel Mapoe have all recovered from injuries and will face the Crusaders this Saturday.

Hollenbach (hamstring injury) was listed as doubtful at the start of the week, but has made a timely return to the starting line-up. He replaces Doppies La Grange at No 12, as La Grange has been ruled out for three months with an elbow injury.

Jantjies and Mapoe have both overcome their respective injuries and have been included on the bench. Otherwise the 22 that played the Stormers last week is unchanged.

Lions – 15 James Kamana, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Andries Coetzee, 10 Butch James, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss (c), 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Marius Coetzer, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Subs: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Stephan Greeff, 19 Cobus Grobbleaar, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Lionel Mapoe.