Lions make 3 changes for final URC home game

the Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen named their squad for their final home game of the United Rugby Championship season against benetton the Saturday.

Van Rooyen made three changes to the starting XV which lost 33-30 to Connacht last weekend.

In the bottom line, Stean Pienaar returns to the starting XV in place of Rabz Waxwane, while in the lead, the accessories JP Smith and Carlu Sadie start in place of Sti Sithole and Ruan Dreyer.

Scrum coach Julian Redelinghuys called on his players to perform effectively against the Italian outfit on Saturday.

“This week we’ve been focused on getting better decision-making and maintaining our structures when it comes to the fundamentals of the game, which could ultimately give us the edge this weekend,” the former said. Bok pillar.

“We all know rugby is rewarding when you win, but focusing on the result won’t necessarily do the job for you. future,” said the former Bok prop.

The Lions, who sit 12th in the URC standings, are out of the play-offs. They will play their final game against the Dragons in Wales on May 21.

Saturday’s clash at Ellis Park will begin at 2:00 p.m.

The Lions team:

15 Quan Horn, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Morne van den Berg, 8 Emmanuel Tshituka, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Francke Horn, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel , 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 PJ Botha, 1 JP Smith

Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Ruan Venter, 20 Sibusiso Sangweni, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Manuel Rass, 23 Tiaan Swanepoel

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