Lions pick Butch at flyhalf
Johannesburg - Golden Lions coach Johan Ackerman has made three changes to his starting line-up to play Western Province in their Absa Currie Cup clash at Newlands on Saturday. Kick-off is at 14:00.
Jaco Kriel replaces Willie Britz at flank, while Britz moves to the bench in place of Kriel.
Veteran flyhalf Butch James replaces Elton Jantjies (who has been called up to the Springbok squad) at flyhalf, while Dylan des Fountain starts at centre in place of Jaco Taute who has joined the Springbok squad as well.
Meanwhile, Martin Bezuidenhout replaces Bandise Maku on the bench, Ruan Dreyer replaces CJ van der Linde (who has also been called up to the Springbok squad) on the bench, while Deon van Rensburg makes a welcome return from injury and starts from the replacement bench in place of James.Teams:Western Province:
15 Joe Pietersen,
14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12. Marcel Brache, 11
Damian de Allende, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Jebb
Sinclair, 7 Tyrone Holmes, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff
16 Deon Carstens, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut
Lehmann, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Berton Klaasen, 22 Patrick HowardGolden Lions:
Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Dylan Des
Fountain, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8
Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco Van der
Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC
Janse van Rensburg (captain)
Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout,
17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Ross Cronje,
21 Deon Van Rensburg, 22 James Kamana