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Lions make six Super rugby changes for Sunwolves

Lionel Mapoe returns to the Lions Super rugby side

Lionel Mapoe returns to the Lions Super rugby side

Johannesburg’s Lions have named a team with six changes for this weekend’s match against the Sunwolves in Singapore on Saturday.

Sylvian Mahuza returns as do Lionel Mapoe, Nic Groom and Rhyno Herbst.

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Ruan Vermaak will wear the number eight jumper and Stephan Lewies will slot in at seven to form a new loose-trio combination with Marnus Schoeman.

Robbie Coetzee is included on the bench and returns after a lengthy injury lay-off and newcomer Wilhelm van der Sluys will make his debut for the Lions should he take to the field.


Tyrone Green; Sylvian Mahuza, Wandisile Simelane, Lionel Mapoe, Courntall Skosan; Elton Jantjies, Nic Groom; Ruan Vermaak, Stephan Lewies, Marnus Schoeman, Marvin Orie, Rhyno Herbst, Carlu Sadie, Malcolm Marx, Sti Sithole.

Replacements : TBC

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