Elton Jantjies, available again after missing last weekend’s match for not sticking to the Lions team protocol, has been overlooked for the starting side in what is a very important match for the Lions against the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Shaun Reynolds, who started last week, had a very good day and has been retained. In fact, the same starting side that was impressive in beating the Stormers last weekend will run on at Ellis Park. Jantjies will be on the bench.
♦ The Lions also announced that Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi, who was outstanding last week, has committed to the Emirates Lions until 2021. Dyantyi has 22 Super Rugby caps for the Lions since his debut in 2018.
Andries Coetzee, Courtnall Skosan, Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Shaun Reynolds, Ross Cronje, Kwagga Smith, Vincent Tshituka, Cyle Brink, Marvin Orie, Stephan Lewies, Carlu Sadie, Malcolm Marx (captain), Dylan Smith. Replacements: Jan-Henning Campher, Nathan McBeth, Johannes Jonker, Reinhard Nothnagel, Marnus Schoeman, Nic Groom Elton Jantjies, Tyrone Green.