Western Force v Lions: Teams
At nib Stadium, Saturday May 26, kick-off 12.40pm
Last Updated: 24/05/12 10:05am
Western Force winger Nick Cummins has recovered in time to tackle the Lions.
Cummins has been sidelined with a quadriceps strain but he will now win his 50th cap for the Force.
Cummins is joined in the starting XV by Alfie Mafi, who is named at full-back after impressing off the bench against the Rebels.
Former Force boss John Mitchell has made two changes to his line-up following the loss to the Reds.
Former South Africa prop CJ van der Linde and scrum-half Tian Meyer are handed starts, with JC Janse van Rensburg and Ross Cronje dropped to the bench.
Western Force: 15 Alfie Mafi, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Will Tupou, 12 Rory Sidey, 11 Napolioni Nalaga, 10 Ben Seymour, 9 Brett Sheehan, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 David Pocock, 6 Matt Hodgson, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Salesi Ma'afu, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pek Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Elvis Taione, 17 Salesi Manu, 18 Phoenix Battye, 19 Richard Brown, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Josh Holmes, 22 David Harvey.
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jaco Taute, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Joshua Strauss (c), 7 Grant Hattingh, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Franco Van der Merwe, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 CJ Van der Linde.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Cobus Grobbelaar, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Ruan Combrinck, 22 James Kamana.