Currie Cup

Jantjies to warm Lions bench

2013-08-22 11:27
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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 Blommetjies

Golden 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

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Blue Bulls v Free State Cheetahs, Loftus Versfeld 19:10
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Sharks v Pumas, Growthpoint Kings Park 15:00
Western Province v Griquas, Newlands Stadium 17:05
Golden Lions v Eastern Province Kings, Emirates Airline Park 19:10
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Eastern Province Kings v Free State Cheetahs, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:10
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Sharks v Western Province, Growthpoint Kings Park 17:05
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions, Loftus Versfeld 19:00
Griquas v Pumas, Kimberley 19:10
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Pumas v Eastern Province Kings, Mbombela Stadium 17:00
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