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Aphiwe Dyantyi and Cyle Brink fit for Super Rugby final

Aphiwe Dyantyi of the Emirates Lions scores a try during the Super Rugby semi final match between Emirates Lions and Waratahs at Emirates Airline Park on July 28, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Aphiwe Dyantyi of the Emirates Lions scores a try during the Super Rugby semi final match between Emirates Lions and Waratahs at Emirates Airline Park on July 28, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image: Gordon Arons/Gallo Images

The Lions received a huge boost with the news that wing Aphiwe Dyantyi and flank Cyle Brink were declared fit to tour with the team for next Saturday’s Super Rugby final in Christchurch.

Dyantyi tweaked his hamstring on his way to one of the tries of the season during last weekend’s 44-26 semi-final win over the Waratahs at Ellis Park and didn’t appear after halftime.

But after scans‚ he has been declared fit and should start against the Crusaders in the final.

Brink missed the semi-final after sustaining a ‘stinger’ when making a tackle in the quarterfinal against the Jaguares two weeks ago.

But after 10 days of rehab and rest‚ he is also ready to take his place in the biggest game of the season.

Lions touring squad:

Backs

Andries Coetzee‚ Ruan Combrinck‚ Ross Cronje‚ Elton Jantjies‚ Lionel Mapoe‚ Howard Mnisi‚ Courtnall Skosan‚ Harold Vorster‚ Aphiwe Dyantyi‚ Shaun Reynolds‚ Dillon Smit.

Forwards

Ruan Dreyer‚ Malcolm Marx‚ Franco Mostert‚ Marvin Orie‚ Kwagga Smith‚ Dylan Smith‚ Jacques van Rooyen‚ Warren Whiteley (captain)‚ Cyle Brink‚ Hacjivah Dayimani‚ Lourens Erasmus‚ Corne Fourie‚ Johannes Jonker‚ Marnus Schoeman.

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