Currie Cup

Lions change for Griquas clash

2013-10-10 11:30
Johan Ackermann (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has announced his side to take on Griquas in a Currie Cup encounter at Ellis Park on Saturday.

The side shows a few changes from the one that lost 36-23 to Western Province at Newlands last week.

Among the forwards, Jacques van Rooyen moves into the starting team at loosehead, while hooker Willie Wepener is also promoted from the bench with Julian Redelinghuys starting at tighthead.

Franco van der Merwe returns at lock after his stint with the Springboks, while Warwick Tecklenburg will start in the No 6 jersey.

At the back, Andries Coetzee shifts to inside centre and Chrysander Botha to fullback, with Deon Helberg starting at right wing.

Meanwhile, new inclusions on the bench, Bees Roux and Lambert Groenewald, will provide cover for the forwards.

The Lions are currently fourth on the overall Currie Cup log and a win over the men from Kimberley would seal a semi-final berth.

Kick-off is at 15:00 on Saturday.


Golden Lions:

15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Andries Coetzee, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derick Minnie (captain), 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Jacques van Rooyen

Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Bees Roux, 18 Lambert Groenewald, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Ross Cronjé 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 Kobus de Kock


15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Luzuko Vulindlu, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Jonathan Francke, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Du Randt Gerber, 9 Jacques Coetzee, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Jaco Nepgen, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Rory Arnold, 4 Ligtoring Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse (captain), 2 Matt Dobson, 1 Janro van Niekerk.

Substitutes: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Brummer Badenhorst, 18 Dalton Davis, 19 Patrick O'Brien, 20 Enrico Acker, 21 JP Nel, 22 Logan Basson

Read more on:    golden lions  |  currie cup  |  johannesburg  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

22 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls, Bloemfontein 16:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2016 Currie Cup winners will be ...

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.