Jantjies to warm Lions bench
Elton Jantjies (Gallo Images)
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Cape Town - Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has dropped flyhalf Elton Jantjies
to the bench for their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).
Jantjies, who started in their 33-25 loss to the Sharks in Durban last week, is replaced at pivot by Marnitz Boshoff.
Boshoff - who played fullback last week - is replaced by Chrysander Botha at the back.
In other changes, lock Franco van der Merwe returns from Springbok duty while Willie Wepener has also been included in the starting team after recently joining the squad.Teams:Blue Bulls:
15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Ulrich Beyers, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Travis Ismaiel, 10 Tony Jantjies, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Jono Ross (captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger
, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Morné Mellett
Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku
, 17 Marcel van der Merwe, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Waylon Murray
, 22 Clayton BlommetjiesGolden Lions:
15 Chrysander Botha 14 Deon Helberg
13 Robert De Bruyn 12 Dylan Des Fountain 11 Anthony Volmink 10 Marnitz Boshoff 9 Guy Cronje 8 Willie Britz 7 Derick Minnie (captain) 6 Jaco Kriel 5 Franco van der Merwe 4 Chris van Zyl 3 Ruan Dreyer 2 Willie Wepener 1 Jacques Van Rooyen
Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee 17 CJ van der Linde 18 Lambert Groenewald 19 Warwick Tecklenburg 20 Tiaan Meyer 21 Elton Jantjies
22 Lionel Cronje