Morne van den Berg cracks nod at scrumhalf as Lions make solitary change for Newlands trip


Morne van den Berg of the Emirates Lions during the Super Rugby Unlocked match between Cell C Sharks and Emirates Lions at Jonsson Kings Park on October 09, 2020 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)


Morne van den Berg of the Emirates Lions in the course of the Tremendous Rugby Unlocked match between Cell C Sharks and Emirates Lions at Jonsson Kings Park on October 09, 2020 in Durban, South Africa. (Photograph by Steve Haag/Gallo Pictures)

Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has named his workforce for his or her Tremendous Rugby Unlocked conflict towards the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

Van Rooyen has made only one change to the squad that went down 19-16 to the Sharks in Durban final weekend.

Morne van den Berg replaces the injured Dillon Smit at scrumhalf, with the latter having dislocated his shoulder within the match at Kings Park.

Smit went beneath the knife on Tuesday and is predicted to be sidelined for as much as 4 months.

Springbok Ross Cronje is available in on the bench to supply scrumhalf cowl.

Van Rooyen mentioned consistency was key when naming his workforce after a lovely second half exhibiting towards the Sharks.

Saturday’s conflict at Newlands kicks off at 19:00.

Groups:

Stormers

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Sergeal
Petersen, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Leolin Zas, 10
Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, eight Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van
Rhyn, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 JD Schickerling, four Salmaan Moerat, three
Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes:
16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Chris van
Zyl, 20 Nama Xaba, 21 Paul de Moist, 22 Michal Haznar, 23 Tim Swiel

Lions

15 EW Viljoen, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Burger Odendaal, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Morne van den Berg, eight Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, four Willem Alberts, three Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole

Substitutes (from): 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 MJ Pelser, 21 Hacjivah Dayimani, 22 Ross Cronje, 23 Gianni Lombard, 24, Wandisile Simelane, 25 Ruan Dreyer



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