The Emirates Lions side to take on the Sun Wolves in the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday 27 February boast no surprises as coach Johan Ackermann went with experience and consistency.

There are no new Super Rugby caps in the starting XV that will be captained by Warren Whiteley.

The most experienced Super Rugby players are Elton Jantjies at 54 and Whiteley with 52 caps followed by Lionel Mapoe (46) and Jaco Kriel (38).

On the bench newcomers to the competition include young front ranker Dylan Smith, loose forward Ruan Ackermann and back Rohan Janse van Rensburg who all had a taste of Currie Cup in 2015.

Kick-off is at 06:15 SA time.

  • Super Rugby caps in brackets

SUPER RUGBY TEAM LIST

TEAM: EMIRATES LIONS

DATE: 27 FEBRUARY 2016

(Home team)     SUNWOLVES   v      EMIRATES LIONS    (VISITING team)

Players: (Please see Notes 1/2/3)

No.

Position

name

NOTES

1

LOOSEHEAD PROP

RUAN DREYER  (35)

FR

2

HOOKER

ROBBIE COETZEE (26)

FR

3

TIGHTHEAD PROP

JULIAN REDELINGHUYS (30)

FR

4

LEFT LOCK

ANDRIES FERREIRA (7)

5

RIGHT LOCK

FRANCO MOSTERT (30)

6

LEFT FLANKER

JACO KRIEL (38)

7

RIGHT FLANKER

WARWICK TECKLENBURG (29)

8

NUMBER EIGHT

WARREN WHITELEY (52)

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9

SCRUMHALF

FAF DE KLERK (12)

10

FLYHALF

ELTON JANTJIES (54)

11

LEFT WING

COURTNAL SKOSAN (19)

12

INSIDE CENTRE

HOWARD MNISI (14)

13

OUTSIDE CENTRE

LIONEL MAPOE (46)

14

RIGHT WING

RUAN COMBRINCK (28)

15

FULLBACK

ANDRIES COETZEE (31)

Replacements:

In order from Hooker to Full Back – Please see notes 2/3

16.

RESERVE

MALCOLM MARX (6)

FR

17.

RESERVE

DYLAN SMITH

FR

18.

RESERVE

JACQUES VAN ROOYEN (18)

FR

19.

RESERVE

ROBERT KRUGER (23)

20.

RESERVE

RUAN ACKERMANN

21.

RESERVE

JACO VAN DER WALT (4)

22.

RESERVE

HAROLD VORSTER (15)

23.

RESERVE

ROHAN JANSE VAN RENSBURG

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