Elton Jantjies to captain Lions

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Elton Jantjies will lead the Emirates Lions against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday with some familiar faces as well as some new ones in the side that will travel to Cape Town on Friday.

Stalwarts like Jantjies, Malcolm Marx, Franco Mostert, Faf de Klerk, Courtnall Skosan, Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Howard Mnisi will all start for the Lions in the warm-up with some new faces like Marvin Orie and Madosh Tambwe in the starting line-up and Hencus van Wyk on the bench.

Lions captain Warren Whiteley had his wisdom teeth removed this week and could not recover on time.

The Lions will take a squad of 29 to Cape Town before they kick-off their Vodacom Super Rugby campaign on 25 February against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein


  • Jacques van Rooyen
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Franco Mostert
  • Marvin Orie
  • Cyle Brink
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Fabian Booysen
  • Faf de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies ©
  • Cortnal Skosan
  • Rohan Jnase van Rensburg
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Madosh Tambwe
  • Jaco vd Walt

  • Akker vd Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Hencus van Wyk
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Lourens Erasmus
  • Robert Kruger
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Victor Sekekete
  • Dillon Smit
  • Andries Coetzee
  • Harold Vorster
  • Antony Volmink
  • Jacques Nel
  • Sylvian Mahuza
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