Lions ready for Rebels
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Swys de Bruin, the Emirates Lions coach, again tweaked his side, which shows four changes in the starting team – two each amongst the backs and forwards – for Saturday’s clash with the Rebels in Johannesburg.
The two changes to the Highvelders’ back three sees Tyrone Green come in for Andries Coetzee and Ruan Combrinck for Sylvian Mahuza, while there is a fresh lock combination in Stephan Lewies and fit-again Marvin Orie, who slot in for Ryno Hattingh and Ruan Vermaak respectively.
This will be the fifth meeting between the teams, with the Johannesburg team prevailing in each of their four prior clashes. The Highvelders have won their last four matches at home against overseas teams, scoring 40 points or more on each occasion.
Scrumhalf Ross Cronje said that the Lions’ focus is key and they will implement their match strategy on the day.