Lions make six changes

2012-04-11 13:38

Johannesburg - The Lions have made six changes to their Super Rugby starting XV to play the Bulls at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday.

Coach John Mitchell rung the changes after the Lions were beaten 26-5 by the Cheetahs on the weekend.



15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 James Kamana, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse / CJ van der Linde, 18 Marius Coetzer, 19 Christo le Roux, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Butch James, 22 Lionel Mapoe.


15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Juandre Kruger, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 Johann Sadie


  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-11 13:42

    They should make 6 more if they want any chance of losing by less than 20 to the Bulls. Just merge with the sharks and make way for the Kings in 2013.

      James Parker - 2012-04-11 13:49

      or just drop the sharks completely

      Louis - 2012-04-11 15:53

      Your surname says everything, no wonder you support the kings

  • Lionel - 2012-04-11 13:44

    Lions to make Stormers supporters very proud Saturday....Go you good things!!! The amount of money Butch is earning and not even making the starting 15 is sickening,surely they can use the money on better players!!!!!!!!

      Tokolos - 2012-04-12 02:47

      Tokolos thinks that Butch should not even play rugby on Playstation.

  • Nico - 2012-04-11 14:25

    GO LIONS!! Gonna be tough, but play as a team and you can do it!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-11 14:37

      no they can't

      Johan - 2012-04-11 14:50

      Charles I have to say, your name inspires a lot of confidence in your statements !!

      Colin - 2012-04-11 14:57

      That i sthe spirit, do not right us off!!!!!! You will see a turn around when the guys have to tour

      Colin - 2012-04-11 14:59

      Yip , the guys are actually afraid of the Lions. Watch this space they will turn it around and especially on tour. CJ Van Der Linde might play and guess what everybody , the guys that are injured are slowly coming through.

      Nico - 2012-04-11 15:04

      @Colin, will be great when CJ is ready to play again, he added a lot to us last year in the CC, and his experience in the Super rugby will help a lot :)

  • Colin - 2012-04-11 14:56

    I see CharlesDumbwin you know your rugby hey !!!!! Merge, what ever !!!!!!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-11 15:29

      From next year I'm supporting the Golden Guppies, after the lions and sharks MERGE to make way for the Kings in 2013

      Tokolos - 2012-04-12 02:50

      Tokolos think they will not want you as their supporter Charles dumbest person on earth! You will be an embarrassment to them.

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