Currie Cup

Bok discard Marx benched by Lions

2016-09-27 13:12
Malcolm Marx (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team for Friday’s crucial Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Johannesburg.

Hooker Malcolm Marx, who was released from the Springbok squad on Monday, has been picked on the bench, with Robbie Coetzee occupying the No 2 jersey.

Ruan Dreyer will also start at tighthead prop in place of Julian Redelinghuys, who has joined the Springboks.

As part of the team’s rotation system, Ross Cronje and Andries Coetzee start at scrumhalf and fullback respectively.

Friday’s match is of utmost importance, with the winner to qualify for the Currie Cup semi-finals, and the loser likely to miss out.

The clash at Ellis Park kicks off at 17:00 on Friday.

Teams:

Golden Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Koch Marx, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Kwagga Smith (captain), 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 JP du Preez, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Dylan Smith

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Fabian Booysen, 19 Cyle Brink, 20 Dillon Smit, 21 Howard Mnisi, 22 Sylvian Mahuza

Sharks

TBA

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