Warren Whiteley will lead a strong Emirates Lions side when they take the field against the Jaguares in their Vodacom Super Rugby opener in Argentina on Saturday evening (23:40 SA time).
Each of the previous seven meetings between the Jaguares and Lions have been won by the home team on the day, with the Lions currently holding the edge with four wins to the Jaguares’ three.
Lions’ hooker Malcolm Marx (27) won more turnovers than anyone else in Super Rugby 2018.
· Players not considered due to injury:
Kwagga Smith (calf strain, should be ready in a week)
Stephan Lewies (minor pectoral tear, should be ready in a week)
Cyle Brink (recovering from long-term injury)
Robbie Coetzee (recovering from long-term injury)
Johannes Jonker (recovering from long-term injury)
Ross Cronje (recovering from long-term injury)
Emirates Lions team vs Jaguares:
FRANS VAN WYK
GIANNI LOMBARD/DILLON SMIT