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Lions unchanged for Hurricanes in Semi-Final

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Lions Super Rugby head coach Johan Ackermann has retained the team that beat the Sharks in the quarter-final for this Saturday’s Super Rugby Semi-Final against the Hurricanes in Johannesburg.

The match is a rematch of the 2016 Super Rugby final but this time the Lions have home advantage and have not had to travel for the match.

The 2017 team has scored 84 tries thus far, breaking the 2016 record of 81 team tries, with play-offs remaining.

Their opposition for the semi, the Hurricanes (93) have scored more tries in 2017.

Lions

1. Jacques van Rooyen , 2. Malcolm Marx , 3. Ruan Dreyer , 4. Andries Ferreira , 5. Franco Mostert , 6. Jaco Kriel (c), 7. Albertus “Kwagga” Smith , 8. Ruan Ackermann , 9. Ross Cronje , 10. Elton Jantjies , 11. Courtnall Skosan , 12. Harold Vorster , 13. Lionel Mapoe , 14. Ruan Combrinck , 15. Andries Coetzee

Replacements : 16. Akker vd Merwe , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Johannes Jonker , 19. Lourens Erasmus , 20. Cyle Brink , 21. Faf de Klerk , 22. Rohan Janse van Rensburg , 23. Sylvian Mahuza

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