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Lions change two for Jaguares quarter-final



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The Lions Super rugby coaching team have named a team with two changes to play the Jaguares in their Super Rugby quarter-final in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Ross Cronje replaces the injured Nic Groom, who underwent surgery for a broken hand on Tuesday, sustained in the match against the Bulls last Saturday.

Groom will miss the remainder of the Super Rugby competition.

In the only other change to the starting line-up Aphiwe Dyantyi comes in at wing which will see Courtnall Skosan move to the bench.

Dylan Smith makes his way onto the bench after recovering from a calf strain sustained against the Sharks, as do Dillon Smit, the replacement scrumhalf.


15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen

Replacements: 16 Corne Fourie, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Courtnall Skosan, 23 Howard Mnisi

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