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Johannesburg based Super rugby team the Lions have named a team with four changes to play the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday.

Robbie Coetzee, Nic Groom, Shaun Reynolds and Ruan Combrinck all get the nod for the Lions’ last fixture on tour.

Robbie Coetzee will start at hooker with Malcolm Marx back in South Africa as part of Springbok protocol which also sees the introduction of Jan-Henning Campher on the bench.

Shaun Reynolds will start at ten after Gianni Lombard picked up an injury and has returned home.

Ruan Combrinck gets a start in the number fifteen jumper and at nine Groom rotates with Ross Cronje.

Lions

Ruan Combrinck; Sylvian Mahuza, Lionel Mapoe, Elton Jantjies, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Shaun Reynolds, Nic Groom; Warren Whiteley (c), Cyle Brink, Kwagga Smith, Marvin Orie, Stephan Lewies, Carlu Sadie, Robbie Coetzee, Sti Sithole.

Replacements: Jan-Henning Campher, Nathan Mcbeth, Johannes Jonker, Wilhelm Vd Sluys, Marnus Schoeman, Ross Cronje, Franco Naude, Tyrone Green.

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