Currie Cup

Lions opt for consistency

2014-09-16 12:02
Johan Ackermann (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man side to tackle the Pumas in a Currie Cup clash at Ellis Park on Friday (19:10 kick-off).

Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just one change to his starting side from the one which beat Western Province 35-33 at home last weekend.

Up front, Martin Muller will start at lock in place of the injured MB Lusaseni.

On the bench, Derick Minnie will return from injury to provide cover. Malcolm Marx will need to pass a fitness test later in the week in order to be included on the bench. 

Lionel Mapoe will continue to captain the side.

Teams:

Golden Lions:

15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe (captain), 12. Stokkies Hanekom, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Jaco van der Walt, 9. Ricky Schroeder, 8. Willie Britz, 7. Kwagga Smith, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Armand van der Merwe, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16. Malcolm Marx/Willie Wepener, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Julian Redelinghuys, 19. Derick Minnie, 20. Warwick Tecklenburg, 21. Mark Richards, 22. Howard Mnisi

Pumas:

TBA

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