JOHANNESBURG – Jacques van der Westhuyzen highlights a few men who could create some magic at Ellis Park when the Lions take on the Jaguares in a Super Rugby quarter-final on Saturday…
The winger scored two fabulous tries against the Jaguares in February and will have fond memories of that day’s clash.
Blessed with pace and hot-stepping ability the Lions should look to get the new Springbok star into the game as much as possible.
He’s a try-scoring machine who’ll relish his return to the side.
The big hooker was back to his best against the Bulls last week after a long injury layoff.
He’ll be a nuisance all over the park, but especially at the breakdowns, where his ball-stealing ability is almost unmatched in the Lions team.
A man mountain who almost always has a big say in the final outcome.
He’s been one of the true stars of the competition and is among the top try-scorers in 2018.
A player with flair and the X-factor, he is just about the best No 15 in the game at the moment.
The Lions will have to guard against giving him ball to counter-attack with because he’ll punish them.
The veteran former captain and hooker will be involved in a mighty battle with Marx.
The grizzled Test leader is as good as Marx in open play, being a big ball-carrier, while there’s no doubting he, too, has a big presence at the breakdowns.
You know you’re going to get another wholehearted 80-minute effort from him.@jacq_west