Currie Cup

Mapoe: I'm back in four weeks

2013-08-29 14:00
Lionel Mapoe (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Golden Lions centre Lionel Mapoe could make his return to the playing field in four weeks' time, the player revealed on Thursday.

Mapoe badly injured his shoulder in June while playing Super Rugby for the Bulls. He was loaned to the Pretoria franchise while the Lions were excluded from this year's southern hemisphere competition.

Mapoe has since returned to the Lions for the Currie Cup season and revealed via Twitter that his recovery process in going well.

He tweeted the following on Thursday:

"4weeks to go for my return to the pitch #excitedmuch #cantwait #rugbymylife #GIL #LM13."

The Lions tackle Western Province in a Currie Cup game at Ellis Park on Friday. (19:10 kick-off).

Teams:

Golden Lions:

15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Robert de Bruyn, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Guy Cronjé, 8 Lambert Groenewald, 7 Derick Minnie (captain), 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Willie Britz, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 CJ van der Linde

Substitutes: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18.  Hugo Kloppers, 19. JJ Breedt, 20. Jaco Kriel, 21. Tian Meyer, 22.  Andries Coetzee

Western Province:

15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11  Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6  Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Gerbrandt Grobler, 19 Rohan Kitshoff, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Tim Swiel, 22 Michael van der Spuy

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