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Lions move Alberts to lock for Blues

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Lions Super rugby head coach Ivan van Rooyen has moved Willem Alberts to lock for this Saturday’s match against the Blues in Auckland.

Frans van Wyk, Hacjivah Dayimani and Ruan Vermaak will get their first start on tour for Saturday’s match.


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In other changes, Alberts moves to lock to partner with Marvin Orie. Vermaak, Dayimani and Schoeman form the new loose-trio.

Among the backs Manuel Rass returns to action while Jamba Ulengo recovered sufficiently from a quad contusion to be included in the starting line-up.

Wandisile Simelane was not considered due to a Grade 1 MCL tear in the right knee. He will be reassessed in the coming week.

Lions

15 Tyrone Green, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Andre Warner, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Ruan Vermaak, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Frans van Wyk, 2 Jan-Hemming Campher, 1 Dylan Smith

Replacements: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Len Massyn, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Shaun Reynolds, 23 Andries Coetzee

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