Currie Cup

Van der Walt at flyhalf for Lions

2016-09-06 12:46
Jaco van der Walt (Gallo Images)

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

Ackermann has made a few changes from the team that lost 31-17 to the Blue Bulls in Pretoria last weekend.

Tighthead prop Ruan Dreyer makes a welcome return to the playing field after a lengthy lay-off due to injury, while a new face, JP du Preez, will pack down at lock with Lourens Erasmus.

Ruan Ackermann moves to No 7 and Fabian Booysen comes in at No 8.

In the backline, Jaco van der Walt takes the No 10 jersey from Marnitz Boshoff, who drops out of the match-day squad.

Rohan Janse van Rensburg moves to inside centre and Jacques Nell will partner him in midfield, while Selom Gavor replaces the injured Courtnall Skosan at right wing.

Andries Ferreira returns from injury and will warm the bench as lock reserve.
            
Kick-off for Friday’s clash at Ellis Park is scheduled for 19:00.

Teams:

Golden Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Selom Gavor, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje (captain), Fabian Booysen, 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Lourens Erasmus, 4 JP du Preez, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Dylan Smith

16 Armand ‘Akker’ van der Merwe, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Andries Ferreira, 19 Cyle Brink, 20 Ruaan Lerm/Steph de Wit, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Howard Mnisi

Western Province

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Friday, 21 September 2018
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