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Jantjies back for the Lions

2012-02-13 14:07

Johannesburg - Lions coach John Mitchell has included playmaker flyhalf Elton Jantjies in the team to take on the Southern Kings in a warm-up match in George on Tuesday.

Jantjies missed the side's first pre-season match against the Stormers at the end of January due to injury.

Butch James, who was the pivot against the Capetonians will play off the bench.

The long-term injury to regular hooker Bandise Maku has opened the door to former Maties captain Callie Visagie who will receive a starting berth.

James Kamana replaces Michael Killian on the wing, while Doppies la Grange moves to outside centre in the place of Lionel Mapoe. Alwyn Hollenbach plays on his inside.

Teams:

Kings: TBA

Lions: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 James Kamana, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Ruan Botha, 3 Hendrik Roodt, 2 Patric Cilliers, Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Substitutes: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Stephan Greeff, 19 Doppies le Roux, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Butch James, 22 Lionel Mapoe.

SAPA

Comments
  • MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-02-13 14:14

    I'm curious to see how he's gonna do this year in the Super Rugby tournament. He had a poor Super tourny last year but a great CC. I hope he can make the step up.

      Danny - 2012-02-13 16:23

      His kicking improved a lot during the CC and that was his let down during super rugby. Go Lions!

      Danny - 2012-02-13 16:23

      His kicking improved a lot during the CC and that was his let down during super rugby. Go Lions!

      Nico - 2012-02-13 19:29

      the problem last year was that he was in the springbok group for their EOYT and was exposed to snorre and muir! took mitchell & co a while to coach all that out of him and get him back to the player he can be!

      Nico - 2012-02-13 19:29

      the problem last year was that he was in the springbok group for their EOYT and was exposed to snorre and muir! took mitchell & co a while to coach all that out of him and get him back to the player he can be!

  • Lionel - 2012-02-13 14:22

    And what about Butch that earns 3 mil a year,no wonder Lions are in such financial .......

      Lionel - 2012-02-13 14:31

      Atleast they played more games than him and helped us reach playoffs which brought in welcome funds.

      Lionel - 2012-02-13 14:31

      Atleast they played more games than him and helped us reach playoffs which brought in welcome funds.

      Taetjo - 2012-02-13 18:33

      Butch James was definitely a bad buy by the Lions. Waste of money with a ow return on investment.

      Taetjo - 2012-02-13 18:33

      Butch James was definitely a bad buy by the Lions. Waste of money with a ow return on investment.

  • Alwyn Boesman Ströh - 2012-02-13 14:23

    Why is hendrik roodt playing prop?

  • Marius - 2012-02-13 14:24

    I wish the writers of these articles will at least get their facts right. The Lions won't be playing the proper Southern Kings team, but a combined SWD and Border team wearing the Southern Kings colours and the game is in George, not in PE. It serves more as a trial match for Alan Solomons to see which players from these two provinces he wants to contract into the proper Southern Kings squad.

      coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-02-13 17:38

      At least they called them the Southern Kings and not the EP Kings for a change

      coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-02-13 17:38

      At least they called them the Southern Kings and not the EP Kings for a change

  • Facts - 2012-02-13 14:26

    How are they getting to PE? Shouldn't the Kings with all their SARU and ANC support fly Golden Class to Johannesburg?

  • sandile.vanheerden - 2012-02-13 14:42

    This team is so awesome it only needs one lock for the game!

  • heinrich.beukes1 - 2012-02-13 15:01

    Is this game going to be televised anywhere?

  • Jenny - 2012-02-13 15:41

    Why do Lions play Doppies la Grange at 13, he is a inside centre through and through.

      Nico - 2012-02-13 19:32

      he is better at outside centre, the inside centre (alwyn) is deadly on defence, which gives doppies a chance to compete for the ball on the ground. gives us a loose forward in the backline :)

      Nico - 2012-02-13 19:32

      he is better at outside centre, the inside centre (alwyn) is deadly on defence, which gives doppies a chance to compete for the ball on the ground. gives us a loose forward in the backline :)

  • steven.chiaberta - 2012-02-13 15:57

    It's incredible how after so many years of lacking depth at flyhalf we suddenly have so much incredible talent coming up. I just hope Heyneke doesn't stick to Morne kikck-and-chase Steyn and rather gives Jantjies and Lambie a go. And after a year or 2 of Super Rugby, Goosen could be just as valuable to the Boks. Can't wait to see these guys in Super action this year. I agree with BlueRaven - Jantjies is gonna impress.

  • Jason - 2012-02-13 16:40

    Jantjies has excellent potential but sucky on defence. Gonna make for some good watching. Best part for him is that if he really really sucks he can always go play for the Bulls, he will fit right in.

      Shane - 2012-02-13 17:25

      And win some cups, unlike the Stormers players.

      Shane - 2012-02-13 17:25

      And win some cups, unlike the Stormers players.

      Jason - 2012-02-13 17:32

      so its true that bulls players get c or d cups on joining the squad?

      Jason - 2012-02-13 17:32

      so its true that bulls players get c or d cups on joining the squad?

      Shane - 2012-02-13 17:44

      Ugly AND lame.

      Shane - 2012-02-13 17:44

      Ugly AND lame.

      Jason - 2012-02-13 18:02

      feel free to weep like a girl.

      Jason - 2012-02-13 18:02

      feel free to weep like a girl.

      Shane - 2012-02-13 18:07

      Seriously buddy, what happened to your face?

      Shane - 2012-02-13 18:07

      Seriously buddy, what happened to your face?

      Jason - 2012-02-13 19:13

      they way you go on about my face makes me a little concerned about your orientation. that closet door starting to beckon?

      Jason - 2012-02-13 19:13

      they way you go on about my face makes me a little concerned about your orientation. that closet door starting to beckon?

      Shane - 2012-02-13 19:36

      Go ask your mom if she thinks I putt from the rough.

      Shane - 2012-02-13 19:36

      Go ask your mom if she thinks I putt from the rough.

      Jason - 2012-02-13 19:38

      I will if you help me dig her up first.

      Jason - 2012-02-13 19:38

      I will if you help me dig her up first.

      Jason - 2012-02-13 19:56

      hahahaha you could of said that she died while giving birth to my ugliness. come on dude get with it.

      Jason - 2012-02-13 19:56

      hahahaha you could of said that she died while giving birth to my ugliness. come on dude get with it.

      Shane - 2012-02-13 19:58

      Can't we just do the Ouija board thing? It's cleaner. That's how my mom and I talk rugby.

      Shane - 2012-02-13 19:58

      Can't we just do the Ouija board thing? It's cleaner. That's how my mom and I talk rugby.

      Jason - 2012-02-13 19:59

      thats better, specially coming from someone who putts from the rough

      Jason - 2012-02-13 19:59

      thats better, specially coming from someone who putts from the rough

      Shane - 2012-02-13 20:27

      I use wedges and short irons around the green, thank you.

      Shane - 2012-02-13 20:27

      I use wedges and short irons around the green, thank you.

  • Hendrik - 2012-02-13 16:47

    OOPS, this game might be a pointer about the future of both teams in super rugby???? The previous games against the Kings were rather lopsided, this might be a tricky one for the Currie Cup champions? They better make damn sure they win by the proverbial country mile.

      coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-02-13 17:39

      Lopsided?? What games were you watching?

      coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-02-13 17:39

      Lopsided?? What games were you watching?

  • HendrikAfrika - 2012-02-13 16:52

    Glad about Elton but where is Killian?

      coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-02-13 17:28

      Injured

      coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-02-13 17:28

      Injured

  • Johan - 2012-02-13 18:23

    Bly om te sien hy is terug. Go LIONS skop so n vlou king op sy mo&r

  • Werner - 2012-02-14 08:04

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJkK1LsdLV0 (Deel1/Part1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKJPN-CVdpg (Deel2/Part2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuO0xpZEoVI (Deel3/Part3) show 5 deur reguit rugby ons praat oor die kings en currie cup, en aussies

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