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Lions confirm team to play Sharks


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Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his Super Rugby team to play the Sharks at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Lionel Mapoe faced a late fitness test for the derby clash and failed the test so he sits out this weekend.

Dillon Smit comes on to the bench wearing the number 23 jersey

Players not considered due to injury are Jaco van der Walt, Ruan Combrinck and Howard Mnisi and Dylan Smith.

Sylvian Mahuza lost his father last week and will attend the funeral this week.


Jacques van Rooyen,Malcolm Marx,Ruan Dreyer,Andries Ferreira,Franco Mostert,Jaco Kriel,Ruan Ackermann,Warren Whiteley ©,Faf de Klerk,Elton Jantjies,Courtnall Skosan,Rohan Janse v Rensburg,Harold Vorster,Madosh Tambwe,Andries Coetzee,

Replacements : Akker vd Merwe,Corne Fourie,Hencus van Wyk,Lourens Erasmus,Kwagga Smith,Ross Cronje,Jacques Nel,Dillon Smit,

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