The Lions are set to tackle the Chiefs at FMG Stadium in Waikato on Friday in one other thrilling Tremendous Rugby match over the Easter weekend.
Chiefs crew and harm information
Halfback Brad Weber will take over the captaincy within the absence of co-captains Brodie Retallick and Sam Cane.
Following the Chiefs’ 33-29 win over the Blues in Hamilton final Saturday plenty of adjustments have been made to the twenty-three:
Hooker Liam Polwart will make his first look of the 2019 Tremendous Rugby season beginning in substitute of All Blacks hooker Nathan Harris.
Polwart will mix with Angus Ta’avao and Nepo Laulala. Loosehead prop Atu Moli returns from his elbow harm and is joined by Samisoni Taukei’aho and Sosefo Kautai who will present entrance row cowl. A brand new locking mixture of Tyler Ardron and Mitchell Brown will take the sector after Retallick was dominated out with a hand harm.
Alex Nankivell will begin at centre shifting Tumua Manu to the bench named within the No 22 jersey.
Ataata Moeakiola will begin on the left wing instead of injured winger Solomon Alaimalo, with Shaun Stevenson transferring onto the bench named in jersey 23. Jack Debreczeni will begin at fullback instead of Damian McKenzie who sustained a season-ending knee harm on Saturday night. Halfback Jonathan Taumateine is given a chance to impress coaches off the bench in jersey 21.
Chiefs: 15 Jack Debreczeni, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Alex Nankivell, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Ataata Moeakiola, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, eight Taleni Seu, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Mitchell Brown, four Tyler Ardron, three Nepo Laulala, 2 Liam Polwart, 1 Angus Ta’avao
Substitutes: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Atu Moli, 18 Sosefo Kautai, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Tumua Manu, 23 Shaun Stevenson
Lions crew and harm information
Warren Whiteley will resume his captaincy of the Lions on Friday.
Whiteley returns seven weeks after struggling a pectoralis main muscle tear within the match towards the Stormers in Cape City. He joined the Lions on Sunday after passing a health take a look at on Friday.
Different adjustments to the crew embody Sylvian Mahuza who strikes to the proper wing, Andries Coetzee who will transfer to fullback from the bench and Ruan Combrinck who strikes onto the bench.
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Ross Cronje, eight Warren Whiteley, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Marvin Orie, four Stephan Lewies, three Carlu Sadie, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Sti Sithole
Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Frans Van Wyk, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Ruan Combrinck
Kick off time
Friday, 19 April at 09:35 (SAST).
Television & Stay Stream
The sport shall be broadcast dwell on SuperSport 1 (SS1).