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Lions ring changes

2012-09-06 15:00

Johannesburg - Golden Lions interim coach Johan Ackermann has made wholesale changes to his team ahead of their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Ackermann has made no less than eight changes to the run-on XV that lost 42-32 to Griquas last weekend.

In the front row, Callie Visagie replaces Banidse Maku at hooker, while Jacobie Adriaanse replaces CJ van der Linde at prop.

Other changes in the forward pack sees Hendrik Roodt replacing Joshua Strauss at lock and Cobus Grobbelaar replaces Jaco Kriel at flank.

In the backs, Michael Bondesio replaces Ross Cronjé at scrumhalf, Ruan Combrinck replaces Anthony Volmink at left wing, Alwyn Hollenbach replaces Butch James at inside centre and Deon Helberg replaces JR Esterhuizen at right wing.

Meanwhile on the bench, Van der Linde replaces Ruan Dreyer and will serves as cover for the props, while Jaco Taute will be on the bench in place of Deon Helberg, who starts.

Teams:


Blue Bulls:

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 CJ Stander, 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Dawie Steyn

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Cornell Hess, 19 Jean Cook, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Lionel Cronje, 22 Jurgen Visser

Golden Lions:

15. Andries Coetzee, 14.Deon Helberg,13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Ruan Combrinck, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Michael Bondesio, 8. Warren Whiteley, 7. Willie Britz, 6. Cobus Grobbelaar, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Hendrik Roodt, 3. Jacobie Adriaanse, 2. Callie Visagie, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)

Substitutes: 16. Bandise Maku, 17. CJ van der Linde, 18. Michael Rhodes, 19. Jaco Kriel, 20. Ross Cronjé, 21. Butch James, 22. Jaco Taute

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Comments
  • nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-09-06 14:30

    Good to see Jaco back and Lionel & Alwyn was great the few times they played together. GO LIONS!! You can win this one, lets keep the cup in Jhb :)

      uwe.klopfer - 2012-09-06 16:19

      @visser...josh has concussion...

      spiekeries - 2012-09-06 17:36

      nick, het jy nie gehoor nie, die cup is klaar in kaapstad!

  • Generaal1 - 2012-09-06 14:47

    Welkom terug jong man! Die land het jou nodig!(En Brussow natuurlik) Wees die bulle genadig saterdag! Ek het die naweek amper aan my mampoer verstik toe die wp ons so getrap het.

  • willy.vanniekerk.9 - 2012-09-06 15:04

    Will soon see him in the Green and Gold. Welcome back young man.

  • marius.potgieter.39 - 2012-09-06 15:10

    Taute to safe us from kirchner,can't wait....

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-09-06 15:17

      Dit kan nie gou genoeg gebeur nie!

  • Eddie.Minora - 2012-09-06 16:17

    Verf Moftus ROOI!!

  • spiekeries - 2012-09-06 17:35

    aan die blou bul rugby span - speel volgens julle vermoe en instinkte, dan is julle ysters! ignoreer daai PP se planne, die perd weet niks game plans en afrigting

      cobus.fenwick - 2012-09-06 19:47

      Jy praat seker van die Cheetahs, of is ek verkeerd?

  • louis.bensch.31 - 2012-09-07 10:26

    Great team, we need to win this one and make up for last weeks mistakes, go Lions !!!

  • douglas.mcantagart - 2012-09-07 12:26

    Come on my Boytjies, you can cream these blue boys! Let's give them a whipping of note!!! " GO LIONS!!!!!! "

  • ivan.sport.18 - 2012-09-07 22:00

    Julle weet wat word daar van n gekweste leeu gese...ons moet maar kyk of die letsels wat die piranha snoeke laas week gelaat het nie nagevolge vir die bulle gaan he nie. jaco taute is n baie goeie heelagter, die bulletjies sal hul keer moet ken. Ek sal graag wil sien of wp sy spelpeil kan handhaaf teen die cheetahs. Sterkte aan al die curriebeker spanne, en mag die beste span met of sonder die ref se hulp wen. My verwagte tellings vir die naweek is:\r\nSharks 37 – Griekwas 21....Bulle 26 – Lions 19....WP 28 – Cheetahs 22....All Blacks 42 – Pumas 17......Bokke 24 – Wallabies 19 :)

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