Lions unleash Van der Merwe and Alberts, Swanepoel return
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Edwill van der Merwe will make his Lions debut against Cardiff Rugby in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship at Ellis Park on Sunday.
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Head coach Ivan van Rooyen has put out a strong match-day 23 with Van der Merwe – who recently joined the Lions from the Stormers – deployed on the right wing, while there are also timely returns for Willem Alberts and Tiaan Swanepoel from long-term injuries.

The only other change to the side is the inclusion of Fred Zeilinga at flyhalf, with Matt More coming in as backline cover.

"It's good to be back home. We've put in solid training sessions on and off the field over the past three weeks and the guys are looking in great shape and quite excited to play at home," Van Rooyen said.

"Our focus this weekend is to achieve a…
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