Louw to debut in exciting Lions midfield


Marius Louw will make his Lions debut in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship opener against the Vodacom Bulls in Johannesburg on Saturday. Lock Reinhard Nothnagel will captain a Lion team that features the return of fullback Andries Coetzee, while inside centre Louw will make his first official start in the red jersey, having joined from the Sharks. Louw forms an exciting midfield partnership with youngster Henco van Wyk, while Coetzee is joined in the back three by Edwill van der Merwe and Quan Horn. The Lions pack has a youthful feel to it, as No 8 Francke Horn forms the backrow with Ruhan Straeuli and Sibusiso Sangweni. 19-year-old Ruan Venter joins Nothnagel in the second row, while hooker PJ Botha is flanked by the experience of Sti Sithole and Ruan Dreyer. Giaani Lombard could make his first appearance since rejoining the Lions from Japan and there is a potential debut for Zander du Plessis. Ready for some Jukskei Derby action this Saturday. Get your tickets from https://t.co/CLeVBMSn86 to witness our first official match of the @Vodacom #URC season.#LionsPride pic.twitter.com/cjC5YoQKC3 — Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) September 15, 2022 Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images The post Louw to debut in exciting Lions midfield appeared first on SA Rugby magazine.