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Lions forced to make one change ahead of their Super Rugby semis

Lions are to face Waratahs in a Super Rugby semi-final match at Johannesburg and their head Coach  Swys de Bruin has been forced to replace Cyle Brink with Lourens Erasmus.
Brink was replaced at the interval in their last match by Marnus Schoeman after he sufferef a stinger. Reports from Lions camp had it that he will be available for the semifinals but he has failled to recover in time to be included in the team.
Erasmus who plays in the second row will now play as the flanker in Brinks position as Schoeman still retains his bench position.
Hacjivah Dayimani has been introduced to the bench with Erasmus elavation to the first team. All other positions still remain unchanged.
Jacques van Rooyen, Malcom Marx and Ruan Dreyer lead the front row with Marvin Orie and Franco Mostert taking the lock roles.
Kwagga Smith and Louren Erasmus begin as flankers while Warren Whiteley (C) takes the number eight position.
Ross Cronje and Elton Jantjies begin as the halfbacks while the center roles belong to Aphiwe Dyantyi and Harold Vorster.
Andries Coetzee begins as the full back while Lionel Mapoe and Ruan Combrink are the wingers.
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Lourens Erasmus, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2
Replacements: 16 Corne Fourie, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Hacjivah Dayimani, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Courtnall Skosan, 23 Howard Mnisi

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