Ackermann rings the changes
Johan Ackermann (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made a host of changes to the side that will face Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.
Prop Jacques van Rooyen will start ahead of CJ van der Linde, while hooker Robbie Coetzee has been promoted to the starting line-up ahead of Willie Wepener.
Lions Under-21 lock Ruan Venter receives a starting berth in the place of Willie Britz, who shifts back into the loose forward position.
Flank Jaco Kriel has been given a place in the starting line-up, with Warwick Tecklenberg providing cover off the bench.
In the backline, Tian Meyer will start at scrumhalf, while Ross Cronje will be his back-up.
Andries Coetzee will start on the wing in the place of Deon Helberg, who was named among the replacements.
15 PJ Vermeulen, 14 Richard Lawson, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Burger Schoeman, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Victor Kruger, 4 Patrick O’Brien, 3 Nick Schonert, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Steph Roberts
Substitutes: 16 Matthew Dobson, 17 Brummer Badenhorst, 18 Dalton Davis, 19 RJ Liebenberg, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 Du Randt Gerber, 22 JP Nel
15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Andries Coetzee, 13 Robert de Bruyn, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie (captain), 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Ruan Venter, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 JJ Breet, 19 Warwick Tecklenberg, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Deon Helberg, 22 Ruhan Nel