Lions sweat on injuries

2012-09-20 13:29

Johannesburg - Lions interim coach Johan Ackermann has several injuries concerns ahead of his team's Absa Currie Cup match against the Sharks at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday.

Ackermann has named his 22-man squad but could be forced to make further late changes to the side.

There is uncertainty whether lock Michael Rhodes will replace the injured Hendrik Roodt, while Jaco Taute could make his return to the starting XV in the place of Alwyn Hollenbach.

Hollenbach is still nursing an injury and his selection for Saturday's match will be confirmed only on Friday.


Golden Lions:

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach/Jaco Taute, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Willie Britz, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes/Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 tienne Oosthuizen/Ruan Botha, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Butch James, 22 Jaco Taute/Dylan des Fountain


15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick

Substitutes: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Brynard Stander, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Paul Jordaan, 22 Sbura Sithole


  • danny.cohen.315 - 2012-09-20 14:33

    KOM SHARKS!!!!! Hap 'n Leeu-welpie.

      mark.polley.336 - 2012-09-20 19:43

      Hopefully not....Go Lions

  • nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-09-20 14:40

    Important game LIONS, the winner of this game will probably host the finals, so it is almost a MUST win for keeping the cup in JHB :) GO LIONS!!

  • shane.hayne.92 - 2012-09-20 14:45

    Sharks used to battle against Cheetahs and we shook that off , now we battle against Lions,Sharks are able to win they just need to believe and lift there game, the Lions seem to step up a gear when playing Sharks. Gonna be a cracker !!!!!! Sharks4eva

  • louis.bensch.31 - 2012-09-20 15:01

    Go Lions, with injuries we can still beat the Sharkies easily, we've got their number on Ellis Park, go Lions!!!!

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