Lions vs Stormers: Follow the action from Ellis Park as the pride of Johannesburg take on the men from the Cape.
The Stormers could find themselves in the rarified atmosphere of the top half of the log.
Meanwhile, the Lions will look to restore Ellis Park as a fortress for those in red and white.
The Stormers will provide a stern test for the Lions after showing signs of finding their form with two wins and a draw in their three matches this year, but the Johannesburgers will be desperate to make the most of their home ground advantage after coming off three successive defeats.
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Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen named Vincent Tshituka on the flank and Burger Odendaal at inside centre for their outing against the Stormers, with Jordan Hendrikse also back from injury which could see him feature from the replacements bench.
“As a group we felt our overall attitude and intensity went up a notch against the Bulls,” said Van Rooyen. “It’s the kind of momentum we’re eager to take into Saturday on the back of a positive week of training.”
Stormers coach John Dobson made three changes to his backline, with Sergeal Petersen starting on the right wing, Damian Willemse at inside centre and Paul de Wet at scrumhalf, while Angelo Davids, Dan du Plessis and Herschel Jantjies are all set to make an impact from the replacements bench.
“Playing mid-afternoon in February up in Joburg we know that we will have to be switched-on and accurate for 80 minutes,” said Dobson. “We want to build on what we have done in the last few weeks and will be giving it everything to get what would be an incredibly valuable win on the road.”
Lions vs Stormers: Match information
Lions vs Stormers
Date: Saturday, 12 February
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
SA Time: 15:00
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Stream: DStv Now