Lions change five for Griquas
Johannesburg - Golden Lions interim coach Johan Ackermann has made five changes to the run-on XV for their Currie Cup match against Griquas at Coca-Cola Park on Friday evening.
CJ Van der Linde replaces injured Jacobie Adriaanse at tighthead prop.
Josh Strauss moves from right flank to lock, replacing Hendrik Roodt, who is also injured, while flanker Jaco Kriel replaces Kobus Grobbelaar who drops to the bench.
Willie Britz will make his first start at right flank in place of Strauss.
In the backline, Ross Cronje starts at scrumhalf in place of Michael Bondesio who drops to the bench.
Flyhalf Elton Jantjies has been included and starts in the No 10 jersey, though he may be excluded depending on Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer's squad announcement for the Australasian leg of their Rugby Championship campaign.
On the bench, Ruan Dreyer replaces Van der Linde and Michael Rhodes returns from injury.Teams:Golden Lions:
15 Andries Coetzee, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Willie Britz, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Joshua Strauss, 3 CJ Van der Linde, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain).
Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Cobus Grobbelaar, 20 Michael Bondesio, 21 Alwyn Hollenbach, 22 Deon Helberg.Griqiuas:
15 Willie le Roux 14 Jannie Boshoff 13 Jean Stemmet 12 Walter Venter 11 Rocco Jansen 10 Francois Brummer 9 Marnus Hugo 8 Leon Karemaker 7 Wesley Wilkins 6 Marnus Schoeman 5 Martin Muller 4 Ligtoring Landman 3 Lourens Adriaanse 2 Ryno Barnes (captain) 1 Steph Roberts
Substitutes: 16 Matthew Dobson 7 Ivann Espag 18 Frikkie Spies 19 Justin Downey 20 Jacques Coetzee 21 Marnitz Boshoff 22 Matthew Rosslee