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    Jantjies at pivot for Lions

    2015-03-24 08:31

    Brisbane - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has announced his side to face the Reds in Brisbane on Friday.

    Up front, Ackermann has made just one change for the game as Robbie Coetzee starts at hooker.

    Meanwhile, in the backline, Ross Cronje returns to the starting XV at scrumhalf, replacing Faf de Klerk.

    Cronje pairs up with Elton Jantjies who shifts back to flyhalf, with Marnitz Boshoff moving down to the bench.

    Sampie Mastriet shifts to left wing, making way for Ruan Combrinck who starts at right wing.

    Harold Vorster returns to the starting line-up at inside centre, while Andries Coetzee starts at fullback.

    Kick-off is at 11:00 South Africa time on Friday.





    15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Sampie Mastriet, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Robert Kruger, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

    Substitutes: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Julian Redelinghuys, 19. Martin Muller, 20. Jaco Kriel, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Marnitz Boshoff, 23. Howard Mnisi

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