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Lions make two changes for Super Rugby final




Lions Super rugby head coach Swys de Bruin has named a team with two changes for this weekend’s Super rugby final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

The Lions beat the Wartahs in their Semi-final which was played in Johannesburg and the team have now flown to Christchurch where they will face the reigning champion Crusaders.

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De Bruin has included Cyle Brink who missed the match against the Waratahs with an “arm stinger” and he returns at flank which rotates Lourens Erasmus who drops down to the bench.

On the wing Courtnall Skosan comes in to replace Aphiwe Dyantyi who was forced off against the Waratahs with a hamstring injury.

Although Dyanti has lost his place in the starting line up he has been named on the bench.


15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrink, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 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 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 23 Howard Mnisi

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