Jaco touted as Hollenbach in doubt

Jaco Taute could be pushed into the staring line-up this weekend if Lions No 12 Alwyn Hollenbach doesn’t recover from injury.

Coach Johan Ackermann has named Hollenbach to start, but has bracketed him with Taute. The availability of Hollenbach will be confirmed on Friday following further fitness tests.

Ackermann has also bracketed lock Michael Rhodes with Ettienne Oosthuizen.

Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach/Jaco Taute, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Willie Britz, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes/Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (c).
Subs: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen/Ruan Botha, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Butch James, 22 Jaco Taute/Dylan des Fountain