Lions ring changes for Bulls
Johan Ackermann (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made several changes to his team to take on the Blue Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).
Among the forwards, hooker Robbie Coetzee is promoted to the starting line-up in place of Willie Wepener, while prop Ruan Dreyer and lock Stephan Greeff replace Bees Roux
and Ruan Venter respectively.
Ackermann also re-shuffled his loose trio, with Jaco Kriel replacing Willie Britz and skipper Derick Minnie moving from the side of the scrum to No 8.
In the backline, Ross Cronjé will start at scrumhalf in place of Tian Meyer, with Deon Helberg
also moving into the starting side at outside centre, replacing the injured Robert de Bruyn.
On the bench, Chris van Zyl, Lambert Groenewald, Guy Cronjé and Lionel Cronjé have all been drafted in to provide cover.Teams:Golden Lions:
15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Andries Coetzee, 13 Deon Helberg
, 12 Dylan des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies
, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Derick Minnie (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenberg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 CJ van der Linde
Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Chris van Zyl, 19 Lambert Groenewald, 20 Guy Cronjé, 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 Ruhan NelBlue Bulls:
15 Clayton Blommetjies
, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Ulrich Beyers
, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Tony Jantjies
, 9 Rudy Paige
, 8 Jono Ross
(captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg
, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp
, 4 Paul Willemse
, 3 Werner Kruger
, 2 Bandise Maku
, 1 Morné Mellett.
Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Frik Kirsten
, 18 Grant Hattingh
, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht
, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 William Small-Smith
, 22 Jurgen Visser