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Whiteley returns to lead Lions against Chiefs



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Johannesburg’s Lions have brought back regular team captain Warren Whiteley for this Friday’s match against the Chiefs in the FMG Stadium in Waikato.

Whiteley returns from a seven week lay off after suffering a pectoralis major muscle tear in the match against the Stormers in Cape Town.

The Lions captain joined his team-mates on Sunday after passing a fitness test on Friday.

Rotation dictates several positions, like Gianni Lombard at ten, Ross Cronje at nine, Robbie Coetzee at hooker and Sylvian Mahuza at fullback.


Sylvian Mahuza; Courtnall Skosan, Lionel Mapoe, Franco Naude, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Gianni Lombard, Ross Cronje; Warren Whiteley, Cyle Brink, Kwagga Smith, Marvin Orie, Stephan Lewies, Carlu Sadie, Robbie Coetzee, Sti Sithole.

Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Frans Van Wyk, Johannes Jonker, Wilhelm van der Sluys, Marnus Schoeman, Nic Groom, Elton Jantjies, Andries Coetzee

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