Youthful Lions side to host Pumas in Currie Cup opener

Cape Town - A Golden Lions side brimming with youth has been selected for their Currie Cup opener at home against the Pumas on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

Ross Cronje will lead the side which has an exciting blend of inexperience interspersed with a number of seasoned Super Rugby veterans.

Teams:

Golden Lions

15 Tyrone Green, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Wayne van der Bank, 11 Stean Pienaar, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ross Cronje (captain), 8 James Venter, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel, 4 Rhyno Herbst, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Jan-Henning Campher, 1 Dylan Smith

Substitutes: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Ruben Schoeman, 20 Len Massyn, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Manuel Rass, 23 Jan-Louis la Grange

Pumas

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