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    Minnie back for Lions

    2014-04-10 12:09
    Johannesburg - Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man team to take on the Cell C Sharks in a Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park on Saturday evening.

    According to the Lions' official website, Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just one change to his starting line-up.

    In the forwards, Derick Minnie will start at flank, having recovered from a fractured cheekbone sustained against the Stormers earlier in the season.

    As a result, Jaco Kriel drops to the bench to provide cover. Robbie Coetzee is also a welcome inclusion on the bench, having recovered from injury.

    Alwyn Hollenbach comes in to provide cover in the place of JW Jonker.

    The match will kick off at 19:10.

    Teams:

    Lions:

    15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Stefan Watermeyer, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Willie Britz, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Willie Wepener, 1. Schalk van der Merwe
     
    Substitutes: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. MB Lusaseni, 20. Jaco Kriel, 21. Ross Cronje, 22. Elton Jantjies, 23. Alwyn Hollenbach

    Sharks:

    15. Lwazi Mvovo, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. S’bura Sithole, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Fred Zeilinga, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Willem Alberts, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Tendai Mtawarira

    Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Etienne Oosthuizen, 20. Keegan Daniel, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Paul Jordaan, 23. SP Marais

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