Lions Make Several Changes For Pumas

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Emirates Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen made several changes to the side that will host the Phakisa Pumas at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

The pack of forwards will see Ruan Dreyer, Willem Alberts and Reinhard Nothnagel get a start as part of the squad system and to give everyone a run.

The backline sports two changes in Ross Cronjé and Tiaan Swanepoel getting the nod.

It has been confirmed that Gianni Lombard ruptured his right ACL in the game against the Vodacom Bulls and will be out of action for nine months.

Emirates Lions vs Phakisa Pumas: 15. Tiaan Swanepoel; 14. Stean Pienaar, 13. Wandisile Simelane, 12. Burger Odendaal, 11. Courtnall Skosan;10.  Elton Jantjies (capt), 9. Ross Cronjé; 8. Len Massyn, 7. Vincent Tshituka, 6. MJ Pelser, 5. Reinhard Nothnagel, 4. Willem Alberts, 3. Carlu Sadie, 2. Jaco Visagie, 1. Ruan Dreyer. Reserves: 16. Jan-Henning Campher, 17. Sti Sithole, 18. Wiehahn Herbst, 19. Marvin Orie, 20. Hacjivah Dayimani, 21. André Warner, 22. Dan Kriel, 23. Divan Rossouw.