Boshoff recalled by Lions

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made seven changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's clash with the Bulls in Pretoria.

In the back-line, fly-half Marnitz Boshoff will make his first appearance for the season as a replacement for the injured Elton Jantjies, who underwent an operation on his hand injury earlier in the week.

Elsewhere, Sylvian Mahuza also gets his first start, coming in for Jaco van der Walt who sustained a knee injury in the one-sided victory against the Jaguares last weekend.

In other rotational changes, Malcolm Marx, Andries Ferreira, Warwick Tecklenburg and Rohan Janse van Rensburg all return to the run-on side after being rested last weekend.

Ashlon Davis has been included on the bench and if he gets a run will make his debut in the back-line. That means that the Lions have had 12 new players this season and it shows that they keep developing young players.

Lions: 15 Sylvian Mahuza, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Faf De Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith 
Replacements: 16 Armand Van Der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Jacques Van Rooyen, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Ashlon Davids

Date: Saturday, May 28
Venue: Loftus Versfled, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17:10 local (15:10 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Christie du Preez