The Lions scored 10 points in the last eight minutes to beat the Jaguares 24-21 at Ellis Park on Friday. SIMON BORCHARDT reports.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg is set to undergo a knee operation that will rule him out of the Boks’ June series, and the majority of the Super Rugby season.
Brendan Venter says Swys de Bruin will be able to continue with Johan Ackermann’s good work at the Lions.
Corné Fourie, Akker van der Merwe and Johannes Jonker will form a new-look front row for the Lions in Friday’s clash against the Jaguares at Ellis Park.
Lions flank Jaco Kriel has received no further punishment for his late tackle on Stormers flyhalf Rob du Preez that resulted in a yellow card.
The Lions produced a superior physical and tactical performance to claim a 29-16 bonus-point win over the Stormers on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI at Newlands.
Pieter-Steph du Toit will start in the second row for the DHL Stormers, while his younger brother Johan is also in line to make his Super Rugby debut against the Lions on Saturday.
Lionel Mapoe will start at outside centre when the Lions take on the Stormers at Newlands this Saturday.
The Lions are sweating over the fitness of star fullback Andries Coetzee ahead of Saturday’s crucial clash against the Stormers at Newlands.
Andries Coetzee sustained a hamstring strain during the warm-up at Monday’s Springbok training session.