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    Boshoff at fullback for Lions

    2015-04-30 11:48

    Johannesburg - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team to tackle the Bulls in a Super Rugby clash in Pretoria on Saturday (19:10 kick-off):

    Ackermann made a few changes from the team that beat the Cheetahs 34-29 at home last weekend.

    Up front, hooker Robbie Coetzee and prop Julian Redelinghuys return to the front row, with Armand “Akker” van der Merwe and Ruan Dreyer dropping down to the bench.

    In the backline there have been two positional changes, with Andries Coetzee shifting from fullback to left wing and Harold Vorster moving across to outside centre.

    As a result, Marnitz Boshoff will start at fullback and Howard Mnisi will slot into the inside centre berth.

    Alwyn Hollenbach has been drafted in to the match-day squad after centre Lionel Mapoe failed a late fitness test.

    Mapoe sustained a minor knock to the knee and has not recovered fully in time for Saturday's derby at Loftus Versfeld (19:10 kick-off).



    15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Francois Hougaard, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Trevor Nyakane

    Substitutes: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Morne Mellett, 18 Andrew Beerwinkel, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Pierre Spies, 21 Tian Schoeman, 22 Burger Odendaal, 23 Jurgen Visser


    15. Marnitz Boshoff, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Harold Vorster, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Andries Coetzee, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Jacques van Rooyen

    Substitutes: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. MB Lusaseni, 20. Robert Kruger, 21. Ross Cronje, 22. Alwyn Hollenbach, 23. Courtnall Skosan

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