The Lions are back home this week and will host DHL Western Province at Emirates Airline Park on Wednesday for their first home game of the Carling Currie Cup.
In a short turn-around from their last match on Friday, the team welcomes back numerous players. These include Ruben Schoeman, Jaco Visagie and Morné van den Berg. Jannie du Plessis, Jaco Kriel, MJ Pelser, Roelof Smit and Divan Rossouw are returning to play and busy with preparations for the upcoming fixtures.
This comes at a crucial stage as the Lions are gearing up for their British and Irish Lions match which will take place in a week’s time. It will be the first time since 2009 that Emirates Airline Park will host the British and Irish Lions.
Players like Stean Pienaar, Burger Odendaal, Sti Sithole, Courtnall Skosan and Asenathi Ntlabakanye will all be looking to make their return to the Park for this prestigious match, as well as the rest of the Currie Cup season.
The match on Wednesday will kick-off at 19:00.
Lions: EW Viljoen; Jamba Ulengo, Manuel Rass, Dan Kriel, Rabz Maxwane; Fred Zeilinga, Dillon Smit; Francke Horn (capt), Vincent Tshituka, Sibusiso Sangweni; Reinhard Nothnagel, Ruben Schoeman; Ruan Dreyer, PJ Botha, Nathan McBeth. Replacements: Jaco Visagie, Banele Mthenjane, Carlu Sadie, Ruhan Straeuli, Emmanuel Tshituka, Morne van den Berg, Aidynn Cupido, Duncan Matthews