Killian to start for Lions

2012-05-08 10:37

Johannesburg - The Lions made just one change to the starting line-up for their Super Rugby match against the Blues on Friday.

Alwyn Hollenbach, who sustained a knee injury and is returning to South Africa, has been replaced by Michael Killian, starting at left wing.

This will be Killian's first start in the 2012 Super Rugby competition.

Ruan Combrinck will start off the bench to replace Killian. Anthony Volmink is flying to New Zealand to replace Hollenbach in the squad.





15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jaco Taute, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Grant Hattingh, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Franco Van der Merwe, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 CJ Van der Linde, 18 Cobus Grobbelaar, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Ruan Combrinck, 22 James Kamana


  • Acta - 2012-05-08 10:55

    C'mon Lions! Make my wknd!!

  • Colin - 2012-05-08 11:08

    Good news!!!!!! Maybe a switch for Andries Coetzee to come in at centre and let Jaco Taute stay at fullback. I prefer Andries pace and could create some gaps.!!!!!!1 Taute to me needs to control things at the back. Go Lions, make us proud !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • andrebotes1982 - 2012-05-08 11:13

    here we go again!

  • LaBlue - 2012-05-08 11:50

    C'mon Lions! The Blues should end the season with only ONE win, and that is against the BULLS!

  • Andrew - 2012-05-08 12:22

    Good to see Killian back starting a game, lets hope he can find some of his form of last year in this game. Lets hope the lions can show some of their heart and flow that they had in last weeks game to this game. Their set pieces are looking stronger and more in cohesions. With the Blues soft defence at the moment the Lions should be able to sneak in a bonus point try. A full house of points (BP) and a loss to the Force facing the sharks this weekend should move the lions one place up on the log. Once a Lions supporter, always a Lions supporter. GO LIONS!

  • Nico - 2012-05-08 12:33

    This weekend the LIONS are getting their first 5-pointer of the season :) GO LIONS!!!

  • David - 2012-05-08 12:56

    Waiting to see some stupid comment from charles and his Southern Queens. Go Lions!!!!!

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