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Returning players give Lions a boost for Cheetahs

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The Lions have bolstered by some positive news about their injured players ahead of the Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs at Emirates Park on Saturday.

After a strong start to the season, the Highlanders stopped the South Africans in their tracks with a 34-15 victory after leading 10-3 at the break at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night.

According to the Golden Lions Rugby Union Media and PR manager Annemie Bester, players receiving treatment on the physio’s bench are making good progress.

Centre Rohan Janse Van Rensburg, who has a hip problem, is having continued treatment but will be available to play against the Cheetahs.

The same applies to lock Franco Mostert, who is also suffering from a hip injury.

Another player in full training is loose forward Ruan Lerm, whose calf injury has responded well.

There is still a question mark over three-quarter Courtnall Skosan, whose calf spasm is healing and he did manage to put in some yards on the training pitch this week.

For prop Julian Redelinghuys, however, there is a doubt. After an upper neck spasm, he is still having treatment and has not trained.

Another player who has just started non-contact training is flanker Cyle Brink, after a laceration to his lower lip.

The team and replacements will only be named on Thursday

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