Lions change 9 and 10 for Challenge Cup fight with Dragons

The Lions picked up the match once more Jordan Hendrikse at Flyhalf for his or her problem cup Recreation on Sunday in Newport in opposition to the Dragons.

Hendrikse has recovered from an ankle damage sustained within the recreation in opposition to Munster within the United Rugby Championship two weeks in the past. He takes the place of Gianni Lombard.

Sunday’s recreation have to be received Ivan van Rooyen and his troops as they purpose to safe a prime six end in Pool B of the Problem Cup earlier than the spherical of 16.


Becoming a member of Hendrikse within the halfbacks is Andre Warner, who will get an opportunity forward of Morne van den Berg.

Elsewhere, hookers Michael van Vuuren and PJ Botha swap shirt numbers, with the previous getting an opportunity within the beginning XI.

Ahead coach Albert van den Berg stated the aspect will go into the sport assured as they haven’t misplaced to the Dragons of their final three conferences in all competitions.

‘have to be sharp’

“When you have a look at our latest video games, one of many issues we are able to work on is limiting our unforced errors coupled with decision-making at essential moments,” Van den Berg stated forward of the sport.

“We are likely to play quite a bit however do not get the factors for it. So if we are able to change that, we enhance our possibilities of a optimistic outcome. Dragons are a very good aspect who’ve improved nicely so we should be sharp on Sunday afternoon.”

Kick-off is 3 p.m

lions: Andries Coetzee, Quan Horn, Henco van Wyk, Marius Louw, Edwill van der Merwe, Jordan Hendrikse, Andre Warner, Emmanuel Tshituka, Emile van Heerden, Jaco Kriel, Darrien Landsberg, Willem Alberts, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Michael van Vuuren, JP Smith. benches: PJ Botha, Morgan Naude, Ruan Smith, Pieter Jansen van Vuren, Ruhan Straeuli, JC Pretorius, Morne van den Berg, Rynhardt Jonker