In dire need of inspiration‚ the Lions have called on some of their Super Rugby regulars to help restore a Currie Cup campaign teetering on the brink. Regular loosehead prop Jacques van Rooyen has been called up as tighthead and captain in the absence of Ruan Dreyer, who was called up to the Bok squad this week. Ryan Kankowski, who has been the stand-in captain in recent weeks, is out of the game with a groin injury. The man who did duty at tighthead last week‚ Johannes Jonker‚ drops to the bench. In the second row Andries Ferreira will add grunt‚ while in-form centre Harold Vorster will wear the No13 jersey next to Rohan Janse van Rensburg. Kankowski makes way for Fabian Booysen, who moves to No8 from flank. Booysen’s more confrontational approach is perhaps a better fit for Newlands. Kankowski is not the only casualty from last week. Scrumhalf Dillon Smit‚ who provided much of the team’s first-half spark last Saturday‚ faces a lengthy lay-off with a broken ankle. The rangy Marco J...

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