Butch shifts for WP visit

2012-08-23 12:35

Johannesburg - Golden Lions interim coach Johan Ackermann has made three changes to his side for their Absa Currie Cup clash against Western Province at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday. Kick-off is at 17:05.

Hooker Bandise Maku makes his return after missing the entire Super Rugby season due to a pectoral muscle injury. He replaces Callie Visagie, who is nursing a few bruised ribs.

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies returns to the side after he was released from the Springbok squad to tour Argentina and Butch James moves to centre, replacing Waylon Murray who sustained a knee injury last weekend against the Sharks.

On the bench, Martin Bezuidenhout replaces Francois du Toit as back-up hooker, while Deon Helberg will take the place of Guy Cronje as utility back.



15 Andries Coetzee, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Deon Helberg, 22 Ruan Combrinck

Western Province:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh (vice-captain), 12. Marcel Brache, 11. Ederies Arendse, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Tyrone Holmes, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Don Armand, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Deon Fourie (captain), 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 JP du Plessis, 22 Kurt Coleman


  • skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-08-23 12:48

    Don't forget to pack your CV Butch..... It might not be a good idea to try to kick the opposition player's head into touch this time around, he might be your team-mate next year :)

  • nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-08-23 12:52

    Great to see Maku back!! Missed him during Super rugby. GO LIONS!!!!

  • trevor.pittie - 2012-08-23 13:19

    Pack you CV's guys. Good opportunity to find an income for next year

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-08-23 13:21

    Remember to use your arms Butch.

  • legndkilla - 2012-08-23 14:37

    should be a good game ... brache has to watch James tho he's a seasoned campaigner and he's game play of late is pretty impressive, i back my province team to win by 6 ....

  • louis.bensch.31 - 2012-08-23 14:41

    Bly Maku is terug, weet nie meer so mooi oor Jantjies nie, dink sy g@t brand om weepee toe te gaan, Butch is in elk geval beter..

  • quartus.vanzyl - 2012-08-23 16:55

    what is this new thing now to officially appoint a vice-captain?

  • Heiku - 2012-08-23 17:29

    Oh I see WP is playing. Go opposition!

      johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-23 23:25

      Who is WP?

  • jacobus.vandermerwe.9 - 2012-08-24 09:28

    All SUPER rugby supporters: If they deservied to be there (with rugby results) we would respect them, but politics should not be in sport

  • eugene.brink.9 - 2012-08-24 20:13

    Weak Province. Go Lions!

      eugene.brink.9 - 2012-08-24 20:55

      Jip, you are a wanker

      eugene.brink.9 - 2012-08-24 21:20

      Now I get it! WP = Wanker Province!

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-08-25 08:33

      Isak loop jy net heeldag en troll en praat stront? Lyk my so, dis baie kinderagtig om net te troll en beledigings rond te slinger, die is n Rugby Form en ons praat rugby, nie hier om mekaar met modder te gooi nie. Word groot ouboet!!!

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