New recruit Sanele Nohamba enters directly into the Lions Currie Cup squad

New Lions signature Sanele Nohamba will make his bench debut in the Currie Cup game against the Cheetahs at Ellis Park on Friday night.

Lions have named a stacked team with a number of United Rugby Championship (URC) regulars, while exciting scrum-half Nohamba, who recently switched to syndication from sharks after falling into the hierarchy there, he is appointed from among the substitutes.

“I can’t wait to make my debut from the bench on Friday, it’s very exciting. I’m looking forward to the game against the Cheetahs, “Nohamba exclaimed.

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In the starting lineup the lions have decided to strengthen their squad with URC players in prop JP Smith, hooker Jaco Visagie, flank Emmanuel Tshituka, scrum-half Andre Warner, center Manuel Rass, winger Stean Pienaar and winger Tiaan Swanepoel.

It’s a big boost for the team as they face a huge test against them Curry cupThe team in shape, in the undefeated Cheetahs that will aim for the eighth consecutive victory in the competition.

The Lions have lost all eight games so far and even with their reinforcements they will go into the game as underdogs against the Cheetahs, however they will be far more competitive than they have been in the competition so far.

Lions (1-15): JP Smith, Jaco Visagie, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Lunga Ncube, Cal Smid, Sibusiso Sangweni, Emmanuel Tshituka, Jarod Cairns, Andre Warner (c), Fred Zeilinga, Stean Pienaar, Manuel Rass, Henco van Wyk, Boldwin Hansen, Tiaan Swanepoel. Bench: Morne Brandon, Heiko Pohlmann, Jannie du Plessis, Junior White, Lindo Ncusane, Sanele Nohamba, Luke Rossouw, Ilunga Mukendi