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Team Announcement: Emirates Lions vs Cell C Sharks

Team News

6th May 2021

The Emirates Lions team to face the Cell C Sharks in Durban at Jonsson Kings Park (16:00) on Saturday show four changes for their second Rainbow Cup SA encounter.

The Emirates Lions team to face the Cell C Sharks in Durban at Jonsson Kings Park (16:00) on Saturday show four changes for their second Rainbow Cup SA encounter.

The Emirates Lions team to face the Cell C Sharks in Durban at Jonsson Kings Park (16:00) on Saturday show four changes for their second Rainbow Cup SA encounter.

Tiaan Swanepoel, Sibusiso Sangweni, Stean Pienaar and Wilhelm van der Sluys were not considered due to injuries while Willem Alberts is still sidelined.

Dan Kriel retains the captaincy in midfield and the exciting loose trio of Francke Horn, Vincent Tshituka and MJ Pelser get the nod again after sterling performances last weekend.

Jordan Hendrikse has been recalled from the SA Rugby Under 20 Academy alignment camp while Jaco Visagie and Burger Odendaal return from injury and are included on the bench.

Referee Appointments:

Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU, competition debut)

Assistant Referees: Adriaan Jacobs, Rasta Rashivenge (both SARU)

TMO: Egon Seconds (SARU)

Emirates Lions: EW Viljoen; Rabz Maxwane, Wandisile Simelane, Dan Kriel, Courtnall Skosan; Fred Zeilinga, André Warner; Francke Horn, Vincent Tshituka, MJ Pelser; Reinhard Nothnagel, Ruben Schoeman, Carlu Sadie, PJ Botha, Sti Sithole. Replacements: Jaco Visagie, Nathan McBeth, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Len Massyn, Emmanuel Tshituka, Morné van den Berg, Jordan Hendrikse, Burger Odendaal.

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