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Kriel captains Lions against Sharks



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Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named Jaco Kriel as captain of the Lions Super Rugby team to play the Sharks in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The Lions lead the Africa 2 Conference and are just three points behind tournament leaders the Crusaders.

Regular team captain and number eight Warren Whiteley looks set to miss the rest of the Super Rugby season so Kriel steps up as captain.

The head coach has also named Ruan Ackermann to start in the No.8 jersey in place of Whiteley.

Andries Coetzee makes his first return to action after a fairly long lay-off due to injury.


Dylan Smith , Malcolm Marx , Julian Redelinghuys , Andries Ferreira , Franco Mostert , Jaco Kriel , Warwick Tecklenburg , Ruan Ackermann , Faf de Klerk , Elton Jantjies , Courtnall Skosan , Rohan Janse Van Rensburg , Lionel Mapoe , Ruan Combrinck , Andries Coetzee

Replacements : Armand Van Der Merwe , Corne Fourie , Jacques van Rooyen , Lourens Erasmus , Cyle Brink , Ross Cronje , Howard Mnisi , Sylvian Mahuza

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