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- 7th Jul 2012
- KO 16:05
Lions v Rebels: Teams
At Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Saturday 7 July, Kick-off: 17:05 (16:05 BST)
The Lions have made four changes to their XV for their penultimate Super Rugby match of the season, against the Rebels at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Scrum-half Michael Bondesio replaces Tian Meyer, while Waylon Murray gets the nod at outside centre with Lionel Mapoe moving to the wing in place of the injured Deon van Rensburg.
James Kamana starts in the full-back jersey as Andries Coetzee drops out of the matchday 22.
O'Connor and Beale out
James Hilgendorf has been selected at fly-half for the Rebels' who are without some big-name backs.
Injuries to key playmakers James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale means that Hilgendorf and Julian Huxley have been entrusted with the fly-half and full-back duties respectively.
Meanwhile, Rebels coach Damien Hill has made three changes up front. Ged Robinson comes in at hooker for Adam Freier, Al Campbell replaces Hugh Pyle in the second row and Tim Davidson takes over at blindside flanker from Tim Chamberlain.
Lions: 15 James Kamana, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthonie Volminck, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Grant Hattingh, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 JR Esterhuizen, 22 Ruan Combrinck
Rebels: 15 Julian Huxley, 14 Mark Gerrard, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Stirling Mortlock (c), 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 James Hilgendorf, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Gareth Delve, 7 Hugh Perrett, 6 Tim Davidson, 5 Al Campbell, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Jono Owen, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Nic Henderson
Replacements: 16 Adam Freier, 17 Paul Alo-Emile, 18 Hugh Pyle, 19 Luke Jones, 20 Richard Kingi, 21 Lachlan Mitchell, 22 Lloyd Johannson
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