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Skosan back for Lions in crucial Bulls derby

Springbok winger Courtnall Skosan broke his leg in Lions preseason training and has missed the majority of the Lions Super Rugby season.

Springbok winger Courtnall Skosan is impeded by a French player during the first Test at Loftus Versfeld. Picture: @Springboks/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Springbok winger Courtnall Skosan will start his first Super Rugby match of the year after recovering from a lengthy injury layoff.

Skosan broke his leg in Lions preseason training and has missed the majority of the Lions Super Rugby season. He replaces Aphiwe Dyantyi who moves to the substitutes bench.

Jacques van Rooyen will also start at loosehead prop, while Nic Groom gets another start ahead of Ross Cronje.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.

Subs: 16 Corne Fourie, 17 Johannes Jonker, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marnus Schoeman/Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 23 Howard Mnisi/Shaun Reynolds.