Lions change four for Rebels

2012-07-05 12:26

Johannesburg - The Lions have made four changes to the starting line-up for their penultimate Super Rugby match of the season against the Rebels at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Scrumhalf Michael Bondesio replaces Tian Meyer while Waylon Murray receives a starting berth at outside centre, with Lionel Mapoe moving to the wing in the place of the injured Deon van Rensburg.

James Kamana will start at fullback in the place of Andries Coetzee.


Lions: 15 James Kamana, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Grant Hattingh, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruaan Dreyer, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 JR Esterhuizen, 22 Ruan Combrinck




  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-05 12:33

    Rebels by 27?

  • John - 2012-07-05 12:38

    Men of little faith, Lions by 15 should have won last week their players are coming back and that midfield is now a lot more solid pack out muscled the stormers last week......btw i am not even a lions fan just stating facts....

  • sean.brady.14224 - 2012-07-05 12:39

    I like the move of Mapoe to the wing with Murray at outside centre. Van Rensburg has been okay on attack, but shocking in defense all season. This shuffling of players makes the backline much stronger. It is a pity though that Coetzee is injured, he is one to keep an eye on for the future. The Rebels have played some good rugby this year. They do not have Beale with them this time, which is a big loss. My heart says the Lions will take it, my head tells me it will be a close one...

  • francis.o.lai - 2012-07-05 14:33

    Why is this newsworthy? The LIons have no chance of reaching the playoffs?

      sean.brady.14224 - 2012-07-05 14:36

      So only the top six sides should be reported on? Sorry, I though this was a "Super Rugby" website!!!

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