The Emirates Lions side to face the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday (9:35 SA time) shows four changes to the one that beat the Chiefs last weekend.
Robbie Coetzee, Nic Groom, Shaun Reynolds and Ruan Combrinck all get the nod for the Lions’ last fixture on tour. Robbie Coetzee will start at hooker with Malcolm Marx back in South Africa as part of Springbok protocol which also sees the introduction of Jan-Henning Campher on the bench.
Shaun Reynolds will start at ten after Gianni Lombard picked up an injury and has returned home. Ruan Combrinck gets a start in the number fifteen jumper and at nine Groom rotates with Ross Cronje.
Emirates Lions vs Crusaders:
Ruan Combrinck; Sylvian Mahuza, Lionel Mapoe, Elton Jantjies, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Shaun Reynolds, Nic Groom; Warren Whiteley ©, Cyle Brink, Kwagga Smith, Marvin Orie, Stephan Lewies, Carlu Sadie, Robbie Coetzee, Sti Sithole. Reserves: Jan-Henning Campher, Nathan Mcbeth, Johannes Jonker, Wilhelm Vd Sluys, Marnus Schoeman, Ross Cronje, Franco Naude, Tyrone Green.