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Lions Super rugby head coach Swys de Bruin has named Courtnall Skosan to start his first match of the season on Saturday when they host the Bulls in Johannesburg.

Prolific try-scorer Skosan has a tally of 25 Super Rugby tries since joining the Lions in 2014.

He runs out in his 56th SR match this weekend while Franco Mostert will celebrate his 80th Super rugby cap.

After 15 rounds in Super Rugby this year the Lions have dropped to third place in the overall standings but will still host a home play off regardless of the result agains the Bulls as they have won the South African conference again.

Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 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 Johannes Jonker, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marnus Schoeman/Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 22 Howard Mnisi/Shaun Reynolds

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