Lions make front row changes

2012-06-28 11:56

Johannesburg - Interim Lions coach Johan Ackermann has stuck with continuity, making only two changes to the run-on side for their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 17:05.

Prop JC Janse van Rensburg replaces CJ van der Linde, who could play off the bench provided he passes a late fitness test.

The only other change to the starting XV sees Jacobie Adriaanse replacing injured Pat Cilliers at tighthead prop.



15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Gerhard van den Heever, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Siya Kolisi, 7 Don Armand, 6 Tyrone Holmes, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Deon Carstens

Substittues: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Quinn Roux, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schrueder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Bryan Habana


15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthonie Volminck, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Tian Meyer, 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 CJ van der Linde/Ruaan Dreyer, 18 Ruan Botha, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Michael Bondesio, 21 Waylon Murray, 22 Ruan Combrinck


  • harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 12:01

    Go Lions!!! You've got the support of a nation. Most of the nation at least.

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-28 12:15

      Herald, how is the MINORITY most of the nation??? desperate times call for desperate measures!!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 12:16

      Orrin, do you really think most Sharks, Lions and Cheetahs supporters are going to support the Stormers against the Lions?

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-28 12:23

      Herald, your DESPERATION is becoming more desperate with every comment you make .. HAK VRYSTAAT!!! WYS DIE BULLE HOE OM RUGBY TE SPEEL!!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 12:38

      Orrin, you disappoint me.

      hvanderlinde - 2012-06-28 12:56

      That's not going to change anything

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-28 13:24

      and that, most definitely, does not include you aapaapaap.wat !!

      michael.kleber.376 - 2012-06-28 13:26

      Harold am getting a pet ion up to have you suspended ;)

      John - 2012-06-28 13:34

      Harry - 75% of the nation dont watch rugby. Who are all those people at Moftus in the blue & white hoops when WP & Stormers play there??

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-28 13:39

      @john,cleaning staff

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-28 14:15

      well then, at least the 'cleaning staff' at MOFTUS VERLOORSVELD know their rugby :)

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 14:28

      Good luck Michael. You can do it.

  • orrinf8 - 2012-06-28 12:11

    bring it kitties .. PAPA WAG VIR JOU !!

  • maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-28 12:11

    Tiaan Liebenberg on the bench This is bad news for the Lions!

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-28 12:24

      Do you remember the semi-final against the lions? Let me refresh your memory WP won the attacking lineout, Schalk got the ball and went for the corner,TRY TIME ! But no,Tiaan Liebenberg "possessed like a pig with 10 demonds" tackled the lions hooker, and was penalised for obstruction

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 12:39

      You can post a video clip, it still won't help. They only remember what they want.

      Neutedop - 2012-06-28 12:53

      First of all -jeez, some copy and paste going! Probably only english sentence you've ever written. Second, now that we won you twice, now you try and support other teams to do what you can't. Third, let me remind you, the Bulls did not even make that semi-finals. Fourth, let me remind you: Siya Kholisi to Habana.....enough said!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 13:02

      You said nothing really.

      Tom - 2012-06-28 13:09

      neutedop - didnt understand a thing u said

      Neutedop - 2012-06-28 13:13

      Hahah - typical Bulls resonse: We have 3 cups. It is in the past, and if you want to go down that road, all thes Crusader supporters can shut you up. At the moment you have no Super Rugby cups, lost twice to the Stormers, and are now hoping someone else can do what you could'nt.

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-28 13:18

      @empty nutshell,English,still getting the better of you hey !?

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-28 13:36

      @nutcase- "it's in the past, it's in the past....?? 4 weeks back is also in the past?? 10 weeks back is also in the past?? yesterday is also in the past.... BUT in the history books it say's- Bulls 3 titles vs stoomers bugger-all?? you see the difference between the stoomers and the Bulls is- Bulls play Super15 rugby and the stoomers play conference cup5 whatever....??

      melt.esterhuizen - 2012-06-28 13:39

      @Maakdiebulle, Onthou jy so n 5 dae terug.....'En Steyn laat loop met n skepskop ....en;;;;;;;; voor die bal sy voet tref begin die skare hom uitjou......en ja dit is weereens windskeef skeef soos HM se Springbok seleksie!!!!!!!! Tussen daardie uitjouers word n paar Bulls ondersteuners gemerk??

  • Tom - 2012-06-28 12:34

    ackerman looks like luke watson walking with those 2 balls under his arms

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-06-28 12:38

      Wonder of Ackerman dalk op die balle wil opbring??

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 12:40

      I actually thought it WAS Luke Watson's balls.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-28 13:40

      Ek se' aan al julle rugby kundiges, guru's en geniuse en ander swape....Ackermann is di ou wat leeu rugby gaan regruk?? geen pommie, geen verlepte varing en geen haasbek kroesader ni, maar meneer Ackermann... 3 hoeraa's vir di' leeu man

  • johann.beytell - 2012-06-28 12:50

    Harold why don't you have a picure of yourself on your profile? Too scared someone will kill you if they see you in the streets of Snor City?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 13:02

      But it is me!

  • selma.botha.9 - 2012-06-28 13:10

    If we want a home final we need to get behind the Stormers, Sharks and Bulls. The only priority is the 2012 Super 15 title and the trophy on home soil. Any trophy cabinet will do.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 13:13

      I agree, we need to get behind the Bulls and Sharks.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-28 13:44

      nee nee nee selma, as Suid-Afrika di superbeker WEER wil wen, dan moet almal agter di BULLE staan......?? wat ek eintlik se' Selma, is- hou op tyd mors...staan agter di Bulle!!!

  • John - 2012-06-28 13:17

    Not a bad outfit with Butch playing off Jantjies and pace out wide. They will need some ball though and that pack is not the scariest I've ever seen. It has also been a disruptive week for these guys. If the Stormers pack can get front foot ball they will win. Go Stormers!

  • johann.beytell - 2012-06-28 13:27

    Guys, Harold is just trying to irritate Stormers fans, thats the only joy he gets out of a dismal seasons from his team, and his only backup is the trophies they won. I tend to think that in sport a team is only as good as their last game. Grow up and accept that currently the Stormers are the best local team. You will beat as again im sure but for now we are just better, cup or no cup! I think we have a chance of taking the trophy but not banking on it nor being bullish about it. We first have to get past 2 tough local derbies and try to beat a team like Chiefs or Crusaders which will be very very tough, win or lose i will stand by my team though........

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-28 13:39

      STORMERS 4 LIFE .. well said Johann

      melt.esterhuizen - 2012-06-28 13:42

      @Johann, Hi moet vir niemand se nie maar Harold en AC is dieselfde persoon.

      melt.esterhuizen - 2012-06-28 14:30

      @Johann, Darem bad, ne? Harold kan net een af duimpie gee ?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 14:30

      Well said, Johann.

  • johann.beytell - 2012-06-28 14:47

    @Melt, nie seker of jy saam of teen my is nie, verbaas dat Harold my nie gehap het nie! Respect!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-28 14:58

      Yesterday, I got into a mudslinging match with a lower grade idiot. He dragged me down to his level. A level I never knew excisted. Never again. In my 119 years it was the first and last time I got mad about anything or anyone.

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