Lions name full-strength side

2012-01-24 15:19

Johannesburg - The Lions have announced the team that will face the Stormers in their first warm-up match of the 2012 season on Friday at Newlands in Cape Town.

Coach John Mitchell, on Tuesday, named a full strength team for the warm-up game with Hendrik Roodt the only Lions debutant in the starting XV.

The Johannesburg-based side's new recruits Callie Visagie, Caylib Oosthuizen, Stephan Greef, Ruan Botha, Doppies le Roux, Antony Volminc and Andries Coetzee could get some game time off the bench.



15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Gary van Aswegen, 9. Louis Schrueder, 8. Nick Koster, 7. Siya Kolisi, 6. Schalk Burger (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Tiaan Liebenberg, 17. Deon Carstens, 18. Frans Malherbe, 19. Don Armand, 20. Reuben Johannes, 21. Nizaam Carr, 22. Nic Groom, 23. Burton Francis, 24. Marcel Brache, 25. Gerhard van den Heever, 26. Danie Poolman


15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon Van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Doppies La Grange (vice-captain), 11 Michael Killian, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Josh Strauss (captain), 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Substitutes: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Stephan Greeff, 20 Ruan Botha, 21 Cobus Grobbelaar, 22 Doppies Le Roux, 23 Anthony Volminc, 24 Dylan Des Fountain, 25 James Kamana, 26 Andries Coetzee.


  • eric.viljoen - 2012-01-24 15:28

    Where is CJ Sicknote?

      Lionel - 2012-01-24 15:35


      Steenbra - 2012-01-24 16:48

      At the doc

  • Lionel - 2012-01-24 15:34

    Thats a good Lions team!!!!Gonna be a great battle!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Terence.Craig.Berry - 2012-01-24 15:34

    I'm assuming Hollenbach and Jantjies are injured or being rested?

      Lionel - 2012-01-24 15:42

      Jantjies I know is injured,hollenbach,not to sure!!!!!!!!

  • Melvin - 2012-01-24 15:42

    wouldn't call this a full strength lions side? elton, cj, hollenbach, rhodes and wickus are all out injured, all of those guys i've mentioned started in the lions currie cup final victory. cant read anything into these warmups, i recall the lions thumping the sharks last year in a warmup and then struggling in the super15. cant understand supersport televising boland vs a 'weakened' stormers team, and not televising this game?

  • Koos - 2012-01-24 15:54

    taute jou doring!!!!!!! lots of new faces!!! i like where this is going!!!! unpredictable!!!! nice!!!!!!!

  • Johan - 2012-01-24 16:07

    Nee !!!! Waar is Hollenbach ??!!

  • Bootman - 2012-01-24 16:08

    Doppies La Grange and Doppies Le Roux.............what are the chances?

      Taetjo - 2012-01-24 18:43

      LOL! Watch out for Lionel Mapoe at center. Watch out!

  • nelius.vantonder - 2012-01-24 17:00

    Okes...where's Hollenbach??? He proved and deserved his start in the 12/13 positions last year are we still doubting him?? Play Doppies at inside and Hollenbach at outside...Doppies is a workhorse (like any good inside should be) and Hollenbach has amazing flare! Why are we testing Mapoe (who is a FANTASTIC wing) at centre against the likes of Juan de Jong is toooo dangerous in the midfield...I can not say I agree with this move but I guess Mitchell has a plan.

      Taetjo - 2012-01-24 18:43

      I think he is injured man. He'll be back. I liked his combination at center with Lionel Mapoe. It was awesome hey.

      Taetjo - 2012-01-24 18:44

      Remember that Tana Umaga was an awesome wing and when he switched to center, he was an even more lethal a player... Mapoe will do the same . Watch this space.

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-01-24 17:13

    Die Lions het natuulik al my ondersteuning vir die game......!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-24 18:06

      Go Lions!!! Ek dink die Lions het die hele wereld se ondersteuning vir hierdie game.

      Tony - 2012-01-25 07:22

      Tikkel tokkel...ons Stormers soek in elk geval nie julle support nie. Ons het genoeg supporters...deur dik en dun!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-25 07:40

      Net dun, die afgelope 11 jaar.

  • Nico - 2012-01-24 18:20

    good team :) not our strongest but it is a long season, john mitchell will want to test some combinations and improve his depth. GO LIONS!!!

  • Ken - 2012-01-24 20:01

    Dis so lekker om 'n Lions supporter te wees!!! Go Lions! Go Lions!

  • Dwerg - 2012-01-25 08:06

    what happened with Dimitri Katrakilis?

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-25 08:36

      Went back to Hungary or Portugal or whatever to take over the family fisheries.

  • rheinhardt.peens - 2012-01-25 10:42

    Good luck Lions ...hope you perform in Super 15!!!

  • Hennie - 2012-01-25 11:57

    Stomers are going to get a Hiding.!!!! , F the Stomers!!!!

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