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Strauss Believes Lions Should Play to Strengths

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9th Oct 2021

Strauss, who appeared over 50 times for the Lions and has a century of appearances for the Glasgow-based Warriors, suggests it will be a tough encounter.

The match kicks off at 16:05 (SA time).

Former Emirates Lions and Glasgow Warriors captain Josh Strauss believes the Vodacom United Rugby Championship has been been quite an eye-opener for South African teams.

“The tournament has been been quite interesting for our local-based sides. It’s been good to see how teams match up to one another over the past two rounds which makes for good viewing,” said the 24-cap Scotland international.

Strauss, who appeared over 50 times for the Lions and has a century of appearances for the Glasgow-based Warriors, suggests it will be a tough encounter.

“The conditions were mostly wet when I played there (Glasgow) which is not something the Lions are not really accustomed to. The 4G surface at Scotstoun could also make things quite interesting,” he added.

Pushed for a prediction for the third-round fixture: “To be honest, I enjoy watching teams I’ve played for in the past, but if I have to put on my Lions hat I would say, play to your strengths, which I believe is a physical approach,” concluded Strauss.

The match kicks off at 16:05 (SA time).

Glasgow Warriors: Cole Forbes, Kyle Steyn, Nick Grigg, Sam Johnson, Rufus McLean, Ross Thompson, Jamie Dobie; Jamie Bhatti, Fraser Brown, Murray McCallum, Lewis Bean, Richie Gray, Ryan Wilson, Rory Darge, Jack Dempsey. Replacements: Johnny Matthews, Brad Thyer, Murphy Walker, Rob Harley, Matt Fagerson, George Horne, Duncan Weir, Sione Tuipulotu.

Emirates Lions: Divan Rossouw, Stean Pienaar, Manuel Rass, Burger Odendaal (captain), Rabz Maxwane, EW Viljoen, Andre Warner; Sti Sithole, Jaco Visagie, Jannie du Plessis, Ruben Schoeman, Pieter Jansen van Vuren, Jaco Kriel, Vincent Tshituka, Ruhan Straeuli. Replacements: PJ Botha, Morgan Naude, Carlu Sadie, Reinhard Nothnagel, Sibusiso Sangweni, Morne van den Berg, Matt More, Wandisile Simelane.

 

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