The Lions will have their inspirational leader Warren Whiteley back for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Waratahs at Ellis Park. Whiteley‚ who had been missing through injury over the past few weeks‚ is back to lead the side that includes fellow returnees hooker Malcolm Marx‚ wing Courtnall Skosan‚ flank Vincent Tshituka and centre Harold Vorster. Whiteley’s return‚ however‚ comes as a huge boost to the starting XV that is almost at full strength. The only big name absentee is flank Cyle Brink‚ who coach Swys de Bruin said could have played had the occasion been bigger on Saturday. The Lions have looked a little lost without Whiteley but he will bring clarity and composure to their ranks. He has‚ however‚ been beset by injury for the second season running. “It’s a difficult season for him‚” said De Bruin. “He is such a team man. He’s so instrumental as a leader. Whenever Wazza [Whiteley] is with the pack he is instrumental. “Malcolm had a good rest and we had the bye. Vincen...

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