Currie Cup

Whiteley back to lead Lions

2014-08-28 13:00
Warren Whiteley (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man outfit to face the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Ackermann has made a few changes to the Lions backline, following last weekend’s 27-14 loss to Western Province at Newlands.

Ruan Combrinck will start at his preferred position of fullback, Lionel Mapoe will run out at right wing and Stokkies Hanekom reverts to the outside centre berth for this match.

Alwyn Hollenbach returns to action and will start at inside centre, while Andries Coetzee will fill the flyhalf slot.

In the forwards, the Lions welcome back captain Warren Whiteley at No 8 after he was part of the Springbok squad in Argentina last week.

Jaco Kriel will also start this match alongside Whiteley in the loose trio. In the front row, Armand van der Merwe will make a start at hooker.
The match will kick off at 19:10.

EP Kings:

15. Scott van Breda, 14. Ronnie Cooke/Siyanda Grey, 13. Tim Whitehead/Ronnie Cooke, 12. Shane Gates, 11. Siviwe Soyizwapi, 10. George Whitehead, 9. Kevin Luiters, 8. Aidon Davis, 7. Paul Schoeman, 6. Thembelani Bholi, 5. Steven Sykes, 4. David Bulbring, 3. Tom Botha, 2. Edgar Marutlulle, 1. BG Uys,

Substitutes: 16. Mike van Vuuren, 17. Charles Marais, 18. Shaun McDonald, 19. Stefan Willemse, 20. Tobie Botes, 21. Siyanda Grey/Dwayne Jenner, 22. Ntabeni Dukisa

Golden Lions:

15. Ruan Combrinck, 14. Lionel Mapoe, 13. Stokkies Hanekom, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Andries Coetzee, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. MB Lusaseni, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Armand van der Merwe, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Willie Britz, 19. Derick Minnie, 20. Kwagga Smith, 21. Ricky Schroeder, 22. Howard Mnisi


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