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    Doppies quits Lions for Italy

    2012-05-08 13:19
    Johannesburg - Lions centre Doppies La Grange has signed a two-year contract with Benetton Treviso in Italy.

    La Grange will be leaving the Lions on June 30, 2012 to take up his new contract.

    La Grange, who was named vice-captain of the Lions this Super Rugby season, has seen his playing time curtailed by injury.

    The Lions, currently on tour in Australasia, take on the Blues in Auckland on Friday. Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.

    Teams:

    Blues:

    TBA

    Lions:
    15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jaco Taute, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Grant Hattingh, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Franco Van der Merwe, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

    Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 CJ Van der Linde, 18 Cobus Grobbelaar, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Ruan Combrinck, 22 James Kamana

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