Emirates Lions Name Their Team For Jaguares

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Elton Jantjies will lead the Emirates Lions on the field in their Vodacom Super Rugby opener against the Jaguares in Argentina on Sunday morning 01:00 (SA time).

Jantjies has 134 career Super Rugby caps (121 for the Super Lions) while his career points stand on 1092. This include 12 tries, 261 conversions, 164 penalties and 6 drop goals. Adding his 13 Super matches and 11 points for the Stormers, he has scored 1103 points in Super Rugby; only the fifth player in the competition's history to achieve this: Dan Carter 1708, Morne Steyn 1449, Beauden Barrett 1211, Elton Jantjies 1103, Stirling Mortlock 1037.

Players making their Vodacom Super Rugby debuts this weekend are: Ruben Schoeman and TiaanSwanepoel in the starting line-up and Morne van der Berg and Manuel Rass from the bench.

Team: 1. Dylan Smith, 2. Pieter Jansen, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 4. Ruben Schoeman, 5. Marvin Orie, 6. MarnusSchoeman, 7. Vincent Tshituka, 8. Len Massyn, 9. Andre Warner, 10. Elton Jantjies (captain), 11. Courtnall Skosan, 12 Dan Kriel, 13. Duncan Matthews, 14. Tyrone Green, 15. Tiaan Swanepoel. Replacements: 16. Jan-Henning Campher, 17. Sti Sithole, 18. Carlu Sadie, 19. Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20. RuanVermaak, 21. Hacjivah Dayimani, 22. Morne van der Berg, 23. Manuel Rass.