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    Van der Linde to start for Lions

    2012-05-23 10:34
    Johannesburg - Lions coach John Mitchell made two changes to his team on Wednesday as the Super Rugby bottom feeders go in search of a crucial victory against the Force this weekend.

    The Lions, who went down 34-20 against the Reds last week in their 10th successive defeat, square up against fellow strugglers the Force in Perth on Saturday.

    Prop CJ van der Linde starts in place of JC Janse van Rensburg, who has been moved to the bench, and scrumhalf Tian Meyer moves into the starting XV in another straight swap, with Ross Cronje taking his place among the replacements.

    Teams:

    Force:
    TBA

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

    Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Cobus Grobbelaar, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Ruan Combrinck, 22 James Kamana

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