Emirates Lions’ Boks back for Cheetahs clash

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The Emirates Lions will face the Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday 25 February for the start of their Vodacom Super Rugby campaign with eight of their Springboks in the starting line-up.

Warren Whiteley leads an experienced side on the field which will see Lionel Mapoe in the position of right wing as cover for the injured Ruan Combrinck, who is still recovering from a shoulder operation.

Johannes Jonker will make his debut for the Emirates Lions if he takes the field.

Kick-off is at 15:05.

  1. Jacques van Rooyen
  2. Malcolm Marx
  3. Ruan Dreyer
  4. Andries Ferreira
  5. Franco Mostert
  6. Jaco Kriel
  7. Ruan Ackermann
  8. Warren Whiteley ©
  9. Faf de Klerk
  10. Elton Jantjies
  11. Courtnall Skosan
  12. Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  13. Howard Mnisi
  14. Lionel Mapoe
  15. Andries Coetzee


  1. Akker vd Merwe
  2. Corné Fourie
  3. Johannes Jonker
  4. Lourens Erasmus
  5. Kwagga Smith
  6. Ross Cronjé
  7. Harold Vorster
  8. Jaco vd Walt

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