Blues   Brumbies   Bulls   Cheetahs   Chiefs    Crusaders   Force    Highlanders   Hurricanes   Lions    Rebels   Reds   Sharks   Stormers  Waratahs - S.Kings
---- --- -- - ----
 
 
 

Lions name team to face Cheetahs in opener

Marnitz Boshoff has been named to make his Super Rugby debut

Email Article | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet |

Article Published: Thursday 13 February 2014






Lions head coach Johan Ackermann announced his 23-man team to play in the Super Rugby season opening match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this Saturday.

The match will be the Lions first Super Rugby match in almost a year and a half after they beat the Southern Kings in a promotion/ relegation series of matches to decide who will play in this year's tournament.

The starting Lions XV includes six Super Rugby debutants, namely Marnitz Boshoff, Chrysander Botha, Franco Mostert, Julian Redelinghuys, Robbie Coetzee and Schalk van der Merwe.

Warren Whiteley will captain the side.

Lions

15. Chrysander Botha , 14. Deon van Rensburg , 13. Lionel Mapoe , 12. Stefan Watermeyer , 11. Ruan Combrinck , 10. Marnitz Boshoff , 9. Michael Bondesio , 8. Warren Whiteley , 7. Derick Minnie , 6. Jaco Kriel , 5. Franco van der Merwe , 4. Franco Mostert , 3. Julian Redelinghuys , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements : 16. Willie Wepener , 17. Jacques van Rooyen , 18. Ruan Dreyer , 19. Willie Britz , 20. Warwick Tecklenburg , 21. Faf de Klerk , 22. Coenie van Wyk , 23. Alwyn Hollenbach

 
 
 
Super XV Rugby Advertising
 
 

Super XV Rugby Team news