The weekend’s rugby finishes rather unspectacularly, with the Lions hosting the Rebels in Johannesburg, the second match of the weekend that has no bearing on the bigger scheme of things, both teams just wanting to gain a few points.
The Lions come off a good few results, beating the Sharks the last time they played at Cocal Cola Park, and then going to Newlands last weekend and giving the Stormers a very tough match. One would think that that would mean an easy match this weekend back at home against the Rebels, but we all know that is not true.
The Rebels finish their season with a tour to South Africa, and with a rather unsuccessful campaign behind them, will want to pick up a few points and finish fourth in the Australian conference, ahead of the Force.
Lions: 15 James Kamana , 14 Lionel Mapoe , 13 Waylon Murray , 12 Butch James , 11 Anthonie Volmink , 10 Elton Jantjies , 9 Michael Bondesio , 8 Joshua Strauss (c) , 7 Grant Hattingh , 6 Derick Minnie , 5 Franco Van der Merwe , 4 Hendrik Roodt , 3 Jacobie Adriaanse , 2 Callie Visagie , 1 JC Janse van Rensburg
Replacements : 16 Martin Bezuidenhout , 17 Ruan Dreyer , 18 Etienne Oosthuizen , 19 Jaco Kriel , 20 Ross Cronje , 21 JR Esterhuizen , 22 Ruan Combrinck
Rebels: 1. Nic Henderson,2. Ged Robinson,3. Jono Owen,4. Cadeyrn Neville,5. Al Campbell,6. Tim Davidson,7. Hugh Perrett,8. Gareth Delve (VC),9. Nick Phipps,10. James Hilgendorf,11. Cooper Vuna,12. Stirling Mortlock (C),13. Mitch Inman,14. Mark Gerrard,15. Julian Huxley
Replacements : 16. Adam Freier,17. Paul Alo-Emile,18. Hugh Pyle,19. Luke Jones,20. Richard Kingi,21. Lachlan Mitchell,22. Lloyd Johannson
Referee: Francisco Pastrana
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Breytenbach
TMO : Johan Meuweson