Lions name squad to play in semis on Saturday

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The Lions have one more hurdle to clear before a third consecutive Super Rugby final. But they don’t know what to expect from their opponents the Waratahs this coming Saturday.

The home-side has made only one change to their starting for the match, with the injured loose-forward Cyle Brink being replaced by Lourens Erasmus.

It is no secret that the strong attacking efforts from the Lions have kept them on course to reach a third final.

Lions coach, Swys De Bruin, says what has kept them consistent and in contention for the last three seasons, has been the team culture and a policy of developing their very own players.

“We’ve got a policy of developing home grown players, I don’t say to management buy this or that I would rather get the best youngsters and make them part of the brotherhood. So, I think our value systems are totally different it’s very easy to buy better players when you lose, but we don’t do it.”

Scrumhalf player, Ross Cronje, believes the conditions will suit the Lions the best.

“Playing here for me is there’s nothing like it, there’s no stadium where we can play rugby like this where it’s genuinely dry, we can chuck that ball around and have fun with your mates.”

Kick-off on Saturday is just after 1500 with no rain forecast and certainly also no dew on the grass.

The Waratahs will name their squad on Friday.