Ackermann's son on Lions bench

2015-01-29 14:12
Ruan Ackermann (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Ackermann legacy looks set to continue at the Lions, with Ruan Ackermann named on the bench for the team's only pre-season outing.

The Emirates Lions and Lions XV sides will participate in two warm-up matches ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby and Vodacom Cup tournaments.

The matches against NWU-Pukke XV and the Leopards will be played at 15:00 and 16:40 respectively on Saturday, January 31 at Olen Park in Potchefstroom.

Ruan Ackermann, 19, is the son of Lions coach Johan and played for the Golden Lions' Under-19 team last year.

The Lions open their 2015 Super Rugby season at home against on Hurricanes on Friday, February 13.


Lions (v NWU-Pukke)

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Nicolaas Hanekom, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Derrick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes (from): Mark Pretorius, Corne Fourie, Pieter Scholtz, Robert Kruger, Ruan Ackermann, Thabo Mabuza, Victor Sekekete, Francois de Klerk, Shaun Reynolds, Harold Vorster, Gerdus van der Walt, Cameron Rooi

Lions XV (v Leopards)

15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Mark Richards, 13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Luan Jacobs, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Stephan de Wit, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Schalk van Heerden, 3 Julian Redelinghuys (captain), 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen

Substitutes (from): 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Clinton Theron, 18 Dylan Smith, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 JP du Preez, 21 Cyle Brink, 22 Fabian Booysen, 23 Ricky Schroeder, 24 Kobus de Kock, 25 Alwyn Hollenbach, 26 Jacques Nel, 27 Damian Engledou

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