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Lions could unleash 'Bone Collector' on Stormers


Former Springbok loose forward Willem Alberts has been bracketed on the Lions bench for their Super Rugby match against the Stormers at Ellis Park. Alberts has been recovering from a bicep injury since returning to South Africa from French club Stade Francais, but either he or Ruan Vermaak will be among the Lions substitutes on Saturday. The only change to the starting lineup that beat the Reds 27-20 sees Manuel Rass at outside centre in place of Duncan Matthews, while loosehead prop Dylan Smith will earn his 50th cap. The match will kick off at 15:15. Lions vs Stormers stats and facts Lions - 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Tyrone Green, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (c), 9 Morne van den Berg, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Pieter Jansen, 1 Dylan Smith. Subs: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Willem Alberts/Ruan Vermaak, 21 Hacjivah Dayimani, 22 Dillon Smit, 23 Wandisile Simelane. Super Rugby teams (Round 3)