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Lions give Jantjies more time for Crusaders

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Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his Super Rugby team to play the Crusaders in Johannesburg on Friday at Emirates (Ellis) Park.

Ackermann has named an unchanged back line but bracketed Elton Jantjies and Marnitz Boshoff as Jantjies has been given more time to recover from a hand injury.

In the forwards Warwick Tecklenburg returns from suspension and replaces Ruan Ackermann who drops to the bench.

The coach has also bracketed Andries Ferreira/Lourens Erasmus in the front row.

Lions

15 Andries Coetzee , 14 Ruan Combrinck , 13 Lionel Mapoe , 12 Howard Mnisi , 11 Courtnall Skosan , 10 Elton Jantjies/Marnitz Boshoff , 9 Faf de Klerk , 8 Warren Whiteley (c) , 7 Warwick Tecklenburg , 6 Jaco Kriel , 5 Franco Mostert , 4 Andries Ferreira/Lourens Erasmus , 3 Julian Redelinghuys , 2 Malcolm Marx , 1 Dylan Smith

Replacements : 16 Armand van der Merwe , 17 Corne Fourie , 18 Ruan Dreyer , 19 Ruan Ackermann , 20 Cyle Brink , 21 Dillon Smit , 22 Jaco van der Walt , 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg

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