Pretorius cleared to play




Lions captain Andr’ Pretorius has been cleared to play following late fitness test allowing him time to recover from a pinched nerve to his buttocks.

Eugene Eloff delayed his team announcement so as to include his skipper.

The other notable name in the match 22 is former South African Player of the Year Ashwin Willemse, who will get a run off the bench after over a year of injury rehabilitation.

Doppies la Grange gets a run at inside centre, and Geo Cronj’ gets his second start at lock, as Eloff aims to rectify his line-out woes.

Lions: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Wylie Human, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Jaco Pretorius, 10 Andr’ Pretorius (c), 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Jacques Cronj’, 7 Ernst Joubert, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Geo Cronj’, 4 Cobus Grobler, 3 Brian Mujati, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Heinke van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Bertus Smit, 18 Franco van der Merwe, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Enrico Januarie, 21 Ashwin Willemse, 22 Earl Rose.

Date: Saturday 5 May
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Phillip Bosch (South Africa)
Touch judges: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Willie Roos (South Africa)
Television match official: Gareth Lloyd-Jones (South Africa)
Assessor: Arrie Schoonwinkel, Paul Ramsay


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