Lions make two changes for final

Lions coach Swys de Bruin has made only two changes to his starting team to face the Crusaders in Saturday’s Super Rugby final in Christchurch. Flank Cyle Brink returns from injury to replace Lourens Erasmus at number seven while Springbok wing Courtnall Skosan will start ahead of another Springbok Aphiwe Dyantyi, who drops to the bench after limping off with a hamstring scare in last weekend’s semi-final against the Waratahs. The Crusaders have made one injury enforced change with Heiden Bedwell-Curtis coming in at number six in place of Jordan Taufua who suffered a broken arm in their semi-final against the Hurricanes. De Bruin says their preparation since arriving in Christchurch has had a lot to do with countering the effects of jet lag.