Super Rugby

Dyantyi returns for Lions clash with Hurricanes




Lions Super rugby head coach Swys de Bruin has named his team to play the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.

Marnus Schoeman gets his first start for the Lions after the fiery flanker making a made an immediate impact from the bench against the Reds last weekend,

As a result Kwagga Smith will move to number eight while Cyle Brink comes it at seven.

Captain Franco Mostert moves back to the lock position where he will partner with Lourens Erasmus.

In the front row rotation dictates and Dylan Smith and Jacobie Adriaanse both get a start.

Nic Groom takes over the number nine jersey, Aphiwe Dyantyi is back at wing while the centre combination will consist of Harold Vorster and Lionel Mapoe.


15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Franco Mostert (captain), 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith

Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Rohan janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza

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