Lions change for Griquas trip

2012-10-03 14:16

Johannesburg - The Lions have made three changes to their side to face Griquas in their Absa Currie Cup clash in Kimberley on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 14:00.

Despite picking up an away win over Western Province last week, captain JC Janse van Rensburg said on Wednesday there were still areas in which the log leaders could improve.

“We've worked very hard on our defence and our set-phases because they're (Griquas) a very good team in the set-phases,” Van Rensburg said.

The skipper said his side were already aiming to secure a home semi-final.

“The mood in the camp is excellent but it can change so quickly if we go to Griquas and we don't win that game,” Van Rensburg said.

“It's a very important game for us and them. For us we're working towards a home semi.

“We're just focussing on what we want to do against them and not make the same mistakes we made earlier in the season.”

Scrumhalf Michael Bondesio has been ruled out due to a calf injury and Ross Cronje makes it into the starting lineup in his place.

Deon van Rensburg will start at right centre for Lionel Mapoe who has been called up to the Springbok squad.

Alwyn Hollenbach makes a return from injury at left centre with Dylan Des Fountain dropping to the bench.



15 Willie le Roux, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 JP Nel, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Ligtoring Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes (captain), 1 Steph Roberts

Substitutes: 16. Matthew Dobson, 17. Ivann Espag, 18. Edwin Hewitt, 19. Jaco Nepgen, 20. Jacques Coetzee, 21. Marnitz Boshoff, 22. Walter Venter


15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Deon van Rensburg, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Butch James, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Guy Cronje, 21 Dylan Des Fountain, 22 James Kamana


  • jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-03 14:24

    GO LIONS!!!

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-03 14:25

      Please help the Bulls!!!

  • louis.vanderwesthuizen.712 - 2012-10-03 14:29

    "Alwyn Hollenbach makes a return from injury at left centre.." Ek het gedog ek ken die posisies, maar duidelik het ek die een gemis... Mooi so SPORT24

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-03 14:37

      Ek dag hy speel regter hakker??

  • nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-10-03 14:42

    Good LIONS team and good to see Derek and Alwyn back in the squad :) Should win Griquas with a bonus point, we are now focused on hosting our semi on the Park:) GO LIONS!!! Keep the cup in JHB :)

  • louis.bensch.31 - 2012-10-04 08:44

    Still a great team, we must get 5 points from this game...go Lions go!!!!!!!

  • timothy.vanas - 2012-10-06 08:59

    Please Lions make this one count we need those 5 points to go clear on the log. The Cheetahs must just beat the Sharks and we need to take 5points from this game and the home semi is ours and the cup will stay in JHB.

  • douglas.mcantagart - 2012-10-06 13:41

    @visser.isak - Come again? WP should of just stayed in the dressing room! bunch of tossers! Chokers, damn what alousy game. When are you signing up for the EP Kings! then you can have even more too complain about!

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