Emirates Lions Select New Halfback Pairing For Battle With Dragons RFC


The Emirates Lions announced their line-up to face the Dragons RFC on Sunday at 15:00 (SA Time) at Rodney Parade, Newport. The Lions have not yet qualified for the playoffs and need a win to do so.

Two changes were made at the back. Jordan Hendrikse returns from injury to replace Gianni Lombard while André Warner replaces Morné van den Berg at scrumhalf. Michael van Vuuren replaces PJ Botha at hooker in the only change up front.

Emirates Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Quan Horn, 13. Henco van Wyk, 12. Marius Louw (c), 11. Edwill van der Merwe, 10. Jordan Hendrikse, 9. André Warner, 8. Emmanuel Tshituka, 7. Emile van Heerden, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Darrian Landsberg,.4. Willem Alberts, 3. Asenathi Ntlabakanye,  2. Michael van Vuuren, 1. JP Smith. Replacements: 16. PJ Botha, 17. Morgan Naude, 18. Ruan Smith, 19. Pieter Jansen van Vuren, 20. Ruhan Straeuli, 21. JC Pretorius, 22. Morné van den Berg, 23. Rynhardt Jonker,