Lions to face Du Toit brothers

As if one Du Toit in the Stormers set-up was not bad enough for opponents‚ coach Robbie Fleck will unleash Pieter-Steph’s younger brother Johan on the Lions this weekend.

The crunch Super Rugby match at Newlands sees a potential first cap for the talented flank‚ who replaces the injured Cobus Wiese in the squad. Nizaam Carr‚ who was on the bench during last week’s 34-26 win over the Chiefs at Newlands‚ will start in the No 6 shirt in Wiese’s absence with Johan du Toit on the bench.

The 21-year-old is a large flank‚ measuring 1.95m and weighing 108kg. “Johan is similar to his brother in that he has a massive work ethic and work rate‚” Fleck said.

“He gets across the park‚ and he also gives us a lineout option from the bench.” Pieter-Steph returns to the starting lineup after missing the Chiefs match with a knee injury.

Scrumhalf Jano Vermaak is back in the starting lineup after missing last weekend due to concussion while Dewaldt Duvenage is given a rest. Godlen Masimla moves on to the bench. – TMG Digital/TMG Sport

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