Currie Cup

Lions name team to duel WP

2015-09-30 07:10
Johan Ackermann (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against Western Province in Johannesburg on Friday (18:00 kick-off).

Ackermann made a few changes to the team which thumped the Free State Cheetahs 73-31 in Bloemfontein last weekend.

Dylan Smith will start in the front row for the unbeaten log-leaders. He replaces Jacques van Rooyen, while Julian Redelinghuys also gets a start as part of the rotational system in the side.

In the backline, Anthony Volmink replaces injured Ruan Combrink who will go under the knife on Wednesday (knee), while Rohan Janse van Rensburg starts at centre.

Stokkies Hanekom moves to the bench and Sampie Mostert comes in to fill up the reserves at 22.

Kick-off for Friday’s clash at Ellis Park is scheduled for 18:00.


Golden Lions:

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Stephan de Witt, 6 Jaco Kriel (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.

Substitutes: 16 Mark Pretorius, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Fabian Booysen, 19 Albertus Smith, 20 Jaco van der Walt, 21 Stokkies Hanekom, 22 Sampie Mastriet

Western Province:

15. Cheslin Kolbe/Dillyn Leyds, 14. Dillyn Leyds/Kobus van Wyk, 13. Johnny Kotze, 12. Juan de Jongh (captain), 11. Seabelo Senatla, 10. Robert du Preez, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6. Chris Cloete, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Jean Kleyn, 3. Wilco Louw, 2. Bongi Mbonambi, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Michael Willemse, 17. Oli Kebble, 18. Chris van Zyl, 19. Jurie van Vuuren, 20. Godlen Masimla, 21. Kurt Coleman, 22. Huw Jones


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