Lions change one for Griquas

2010-07-22 15:30

Johannesburg - Xerox Lions coach John Mitchell has made only one change to the starting side that lost 32-0 to Western Province, for Saturday's Absa Currie Cup rugby match against GWK Griquas in Kimberley.

Kevin Buys replaces injured loosehead JC Janse van Rensburg.

On the bench Doppies la Grange makes a welcome return after injury in place of Pieter Engelbrecht, while Jonathan Mokuena replaces Wikus van Heerden.

Buys' place on the bench is taken by Wayne Swart.

Mitchell could not consider Tonderai Chavhanga, JC Janse Van Rensburg, Burton Francis, Johan Snyman, and Wandile Mjekevu who all carry injuries.


15. Riaan Viljoen, 14. Rocco Reginald Jansen, 13. Wilmaure Louw, 12. Barry Geel, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Naas Olivier (captain), 9. Sarel Pretorius, 8. Leon Karemaker, 7. Davon Raubenheimer, 6. Wesley Wilkins, 5. Cecil-John Kemp, 4. Frederik Albertus Spies, 3. Jacobus Petrus Adriaanse, 2. Ryno Barnes, 1. Steph Roberts

Replacements: 16. Simon Westraadt, 17. Albertus Buckle, 18. Michael John Richard Passaportis, 19. Petrus Gerhardus Human, 20. Marnus Hugo, 21. Matthew Rosslee, 22. Richard Lawson

15. Jaco Taute, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Marius Delport, 12. Waylon Murray, 11. Michael Killian, 10. Herkie Kruger, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Warren Whiteley, 7. Franco van der Merwe (captain), 6. Derick Minnie, 5. David Bulbring, 4. George Earle, 3. Ross Geldenhuys, 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. Kevin Buys

Replacements: 16. Edgar Marutlulle, 17. Wayne Swart, 18. Trevor Hall, 19. Jonathan Mokuena, 20. Chris Jonck, 21. Elton Jantjies, 22. Doppies la Grange


  • Walter - 2010-07-22 17:09

    Good to see the chopping and changing under Dick Muir has come to an end now that John Mitchell is the coach. But I still think we are going to lose this one.

  • Priester - 2010-07-22 20:11

    @ Walter, we may be surprised. Despite the pack sale they received from WP I am of the opinion that the Lions are improving and there is light at the end of the tunnel. To beat GWK in Kimberley is a tall order but achievable. Good luck to the Lions and GWK. Blou Bul Groete!

  • Piet Parow - 2010-07-23 07:24

    For the sake of Springbok rygby I really hope the Lions can turn a corner and start producing results. It's sad, even for a WP supporter like myself, to see the turmoil the union has been in for a number of years now. It's not like they can't produce great players (and of course here I have to admit to serious poaching from WP as well) they just need to find a way to hold on their talent. Good luck Lions, but I think it's going to be tough against the Griquas.

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