13/02/2020 – Emirates Lions Team Announcement

Emirates Lions prop Dylan Smith will run out in his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby game on Saturday when host the DHL Stormers at Emirates Airline Park at 15:05.

The burly prop made his Super Rugby debut in 2016 and have scored two tries.

“This milestone represents a lot of hard work for me. I have come through a few injuries and set-backs over the years and I am just grateful to have got to 50 caps for the Lions,” Smith said ahead of this game.

In the only change to the starting line-up Manuel Rass comes in at centre in the place of Duncan Matthews.

1 Dylan Smith
2 Pieter Jansen
3 Jannie du Plessis
4 Ruben Schoeman
5 Marvin Orie
6 Marnus Schoeman
7 Vincent Tshituka
8 Len Massyn
9 Morne van den Berg
10 Elton Jantjies (captain)
11 Courtnall Skosan
12 Dan Kriel
13 Manuel Rass
14 Tyrone Green
15 Andries Coetzee

Reserves:
16 Jan-Henning Campher
17 Sti Sithole
18 Carlu Sadie
19 Wilhelm van der Sluys
20 Willem Alberts
21 Hacjivah Dayimani
22 Dillon Smit
23 Wandisile Simelane

The Lions XV will host a Vodacom Bulls XV team as a curtain raiser at 12:00.

Ross Cronje will captain the side.

1. Nathan McBeth / Leo Kruger
2. Marko Janse van Rensburg
3. Frans van Wyk
4. Brendon Snyman
5. Reinhard Nothnagel
6. Roelof Smit
7. Mandisi Mthiyane
8. Jo-Hanko de Villiers
9. Ross Cronje (captain)
10. Shaun Reynolds
11. Jamba Ulengo
12. James Mollentze
13. Jan-Louis la Grange
14. Stean Pienaar
15. Tiaan Swanepoel

16. PJ Botha
17. Leo Kruger/ Banele Mthenjane
18. Asenathi Nthlabakanye
19. Darrien-Lane Landsberg
20. MJ Pelser
21. Mark Snyman
22. Dian Schoonees
23. Tinus Combrink
24. Louritz van der Schyff
25. Wyclef Vlitoor
26. Muzi Manyike