Stephan Lewies will start at no 7 for the Lions. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG  – The Emirates Lions side to take on the Sunwolves in Singapore on Saturday (12:55 SA time) shows six changes from last weekend with a few new combinations to kick off proceedings.

Sylvian Mahuza returns as do Lionel Mapoe, Nic Groom and Rhyno Herbst. Ruan Vermaak will wear the number eight jumper and Stephan Lewies will slot in at seven to form a new loose-trio combination with Marnus Schoeman. 

Robbie Coetzee is included on the bench and returns after a lengthy injury lay-off and newcomer Wilhelm van der Sluys will make his debut for the Emirates Lions should he take to the field.

Lions team: 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Lionel Mapoe, 11 Courntall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Ruan Vermaak, 7 Stephan Lewies, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rhyno Herbst, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Sti Sithole
Reserves to be confirmed  

African News Agency (ANA)