Willem Alberts is destined for a more accentuated role on the rest of the Lions’ tour of Australasia. The flank has to assume greater responsibility partly because of the ankle injury that has ruled Vincent Tshituka out of the remainder of the team’s four-match tour to the Antipodes.

Tshituka returned home after the Lions’ 29-17 defeat at the hands of the Waratahs in Sydney last Friday. He will undergo surgery on his ankle on Wednesday but the full prognosis is not yet clear...

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