New Lions coach John Mitchell has wasted no time in naming his new Lions signings for his team's opening clash against the Bulls at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday.
Mitchell has named former Cheetahs wing Lionel Mapoe (pictured), former Bulls hooker and former Sharks prop Pat Cilliers in his new look team.
Former Sharks scrum half Rory Kockott is named on the bench with former captains Wikus van Heerden and Cobus Grobbelaar.
Match No 6: Lions vs Bulls
Date :.Saturday 19 February
Venue : Johannesburg
Kick Off local: 19:10
Kick Off GMT: 17:10
Referee: Marius Jonker
Assistant Ref 1:Joey Slamans
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Breytenbach
TMO : Johann Meuwesen
15. Jaco Taute, 14. Lionel Mapoe, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Doppies La Grange, 11. Michael Killian, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Warren Whiteley, 7. Josh Strauss, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco van der Merwe (captain), 4. George Earl, 3. Patrick Cilliers, 2. Bandise Maku, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg
Substitutes: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Kevin Buys, 18. Wikus van Heerden, 19. Cobus Grobbelaar, 20. Rory Kockott, 21. Burton Francis, 22. James Kamana