Lions vs Bulls: The Lions welcome the Bulls to Ellis Park on Saturday in round 4 of the Knowledgeable14 Rainbow Cup SA match.
Consistency and skills had been key factors for coach Ivan van Rooyen in his crew choice.
Van Rooyen used to be forced to electrify a substitute to his starting line-up, with Len Massyn coming in for Francke Horn.
“Consistency is the key thing for us; consistency in working in opposition to, consistency in angle and consistency in crew choice. We’re facing the crew on the tip of the log and it will most likely be complicated. Now we fetch a quantity of respect for the Bulls,” stated Van Rooyen.
All eyes will most likely be on the Lions younger flyhalf Jordan Hendrikse, who impressed in a shedding reason final time out. He’s going to companion with Andre Warner, while livewire scrumhalf Morne van den Berg will most likely be on the bench for the Jukskei derby.
Burger Odendaal continues to skipper the Lions and partners Wandisile Simelane within the centres.
The Lions are silent in quest of their first victory, having fallen loyal fast of their final day day out when they had been undone by unwell-discipline when attempting to conclude out their match in opposition to the Stormers.
The contest appears a mismatch nonetheless the Bulls must silent be wary of their highveld opponents, who fetch constantly lifted their game within the derby.
The match will kick-off at 15: 30.
Lions vs Bulls
Lions crew: EW Viljoen; Rabz Maxwane, Wandisile Simelane, Burger Odendaal (captain), Courtnall Skosan; Jordan Hendrikse, André Warner; Len Massyn, Vincent Tshituka, MJ Pelser, Reinhard Nothnagel, Ruben Schoeman, Carlu Sadie, Jaco Visagie, Sti Sithole. Replacements: PJ Botha, Ruan Dreyer, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Willem Alberts, Emmanuel Tshituka, Morné van den Berg, Fred Zeilinga, Manuel Rass
Date: Saturday 22 Might maybe maybe
Time: 15: 30
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant Referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Morne Ferreira
Television Match Reliable: Marius Jonker
TV: SuperSport Rugby and Grandstand channels