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    Boshoff at flyhalf for Lions

    2015-05-07 11:18

    Cape Town - Lions coach Johann Ackermann has named his team to tackle the Highlanders in a Super Rugby clash in Johannesburg on Saturday (15:00 kick-off).

    Ackermann opted for a new starting halfback pair this weekend.

    Marnitz Boshoff moves from fullback to flyhalf, with Elton Jantjies dropping down to the bench, while Ross Cronje comes in at No 9 in place of Faf de Klerk.

    Courtnall Skosan returns at left wing with Andries Coetzee moving back to fullback, while Alwyn Hollenbach has also earned a starting position at inside centre in place of Howard Mnisi.

    Up front, Ackermann made two changes to his starting front row.

    Schalk van der Merwe will start at loosehead prop in place of Jacques van Rooyen, while Robbie Coetzee replaces Akker van der Merwe at hooker having made a full recovery this week.



    15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Harold Vorster, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

    Substitutes: 16. Akker van der Merwe, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. Robert Kruger, 20. Ruaan Lerm, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Elton Jantjies, 23. Howard Mnisi


    15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu (co-captain), 7 Dan Pryor, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Kane Hames

    Substitutes: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Brendon Edmonds, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Elliott Dixon, 20 John Hardie, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Jason Emery


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