Willem Alberts On The Bench Against Stormers

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Emirates Lions Head Coach Ivan van Rooyen announced his team that will host the DHL Stormers at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday in a must-win for the host who has not yet convinced in this year's Super Rugby competition.

He only made one change to his starting line-up with Manuel Rass who comes in at centre in the place of Duncan Matthews. However, the appearance of loosie Will Albert's name as a replacement put an end to all the speculations regarding his return and injuries of the past week.

Emirates Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Tyrone Green, 13. Manuel Rass, 12. Dan Kriel, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Elton Jantjies (captain), 9. Morne van den Berg, 8. Len Massyn, 7. Vincent Tshituka, 6. Marnus Schoeman, 5. Marvin Orie, 4. Ruben Schoeman, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Pieter Jansen, 1. Dylan Smith. Replacements: 16. Jan-Henning Campher, 17. Sti Sithole, 18. Carlu Sadie, 19. Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20. Willem Alberts, 21. Hacjivah Dayimani, 22. Dillon Smit, 23. Wandisile Simelane.