Janse van Rensburg on bench for Lions

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named a strong matchday squad for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash with the Sharks in Durban.

Ackermann has named the same starting line-up which beat the Sunwolves two weeks ago. Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg is set to return to action after he was named on the replacements bench.

Janse van Rensburg injured his knee earlier in the season and has been sidelined for the past three months. Harold Vorster and Lionel Mapoe retained their spots in midfield, with Janse van Rensburg set to make an impact in the second half.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6  Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen 
Replacements: 16 Akker vd Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza 

Date: Saturday, July 15
Venue: Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17:15 local (15:15 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: AJ Jacobs, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Johan Greeff

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