Currie Cup

Lions make changes for Durban trip

2015-08-20 11:20
Johan Ackermann (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his team to face the Sharks in a Currie Cup clash in Durban on Saturday.

Ackermann has made several changes to the team that beat the Pumas 43-27 at Ellis Park last weekend.

Up front, there are four changes. Ruan Dreyer and Robbie Coetzee move into the starting line-up at loosehead prop and hooker respectively, while at lock MB Lusaseni also moves into the starting side and Kwagga Smith will start at flank.

In the backline, Stokkies Hanekom will start in the place of injured centre Harold Vorster, while Jaco van der Walt starts at fullback, shifting Ruan Combrinck to right wing.

Saturday’s clash at Kings Park is scheduled for 17:05.



15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. S'bura Sithole, 10. Lionel Cronje, 9. Michael Claassens, 8. Philip van der Walt, 7. Daniel du Preez, 6. Francois Kleinhans, 5. Marco Wentzel (captain), 4. Etienne Oosthuizen, 3. Thomas du Toit, 2. Monde Hadebe, 1. Dale Chadwick

Substitutes: 16. Franco Marais, 17. Gerhard Engelbrecht, 18. Dave McDuling, 19. Jean-Luc du Preez, 20. Stefan Ungerer, 21. Wandile Mjekevu, 22. SP Marais

Golden Lions:

15. Jaco van der Walt, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Stokkies Hanekom, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9.  Ross Cronje, 8.  Ruaan Lerm, 7.  Kwagga Smith, 6.  Jaco Kriel (captain), 5.  Franco Mostert, 4.  MB Lusaseni , 3.  Julian Redelinghuys, 2.  Robbie Coetzee, 1.  Ruan Dreyer

Substitutes: 16. Malcolm Marx, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Martin Muller, 19. Stephan de Wit, 20. Ricky Schroeder, 21. Alwyn Hollenbach, 22. Anthony Volmink


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