Unchanged Starting XV for Emirates Lions

Continuity was key when coach Swys de Bruyn and his management picked the Emirates Lions side to host the Hurricanes at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

The starting line-up is unchanged for this big encounter as the coach shows trust in the team that beat the Stormers last weekend having come out of that match without any injuries and the reputation intact.


Aphiwe Dyantyi has put pen to paper and committed to the Emirates Lions until 2021. Dyantyi has 22 Vodacom Super Rugby caps for the Lions since his debut in 2018.

Emirates Lions vs Hurricanes: Andries Coetzee; Courtnall Skosan, Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Shaun Reynolds, Ross Cronje; Kwagga Smith, Vincent Tshituka, Cyle Brink, Marvin Orie, Stephan Lewies, Carlu Sadie, Malcolm Marx ©, Dylan Smith. Reserves: Jan-Henning Campher, Nathan McBeth, Johannes Jonker, Reinhard Nothnagel, Marnus Schoeman, Nic Groom Elton Jantjies, Tyrone Green.

The Xerox Golden Lions XV travels to Kimberley to face the Griquas on Saturday.

Xerox Golden Lions XV vs Griquas: Krappie van den Berg; Tyreeq February, Wandisile Simelane, Jan-Louis la Grange, Madosh Tambwe; Eddie Fouche, Dillon Smit; Oupa Mthiyane, Ruan Vermaak, James Venter ©, Darrien-Lane Landsberg, Ruben Schoeman, Jacobie Adriaanse, Pieter Jansen, Danie Mienie. Reserves: PJ Botha, Frans van Wyk, Travis Gordon, Dian Schoonees, Bradley Thain, Wayne van der Bank, Kennedy Mpeku.