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    Lions name side for Kings

    2014-01-30 11:17
    Johannesburg - Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced a 23-man side to face the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

    According to the Lions' official website, several players that Ackermann opted to rest for last weekend’s warm-up, against the Leopards/NWU-Pukke, will make the trip down to the Eastern Cape.

    Julian Redelinghuys, Franco van der Merwe, Jaco Kriel, Warren Whiteley, Michael Bondesio, Marnitz Boshoff and Andries Coetzee will all start this weekend’s match.

    In other changes, hooker Willie Wepener is promoted to the starting XV as Robbie Coetzee provides cover on the bench.

    In the backline, Lionel Mapoe comes in at outside centre as JW Jonker is moved to the bench. Chrysander Botha will also start at wing for this fixture.

    The match will kick off at 17:00.

    Teams:

    Kings:

    15 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12. Dwayne Jenner, 11 Michael Killian, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Jaco Grobler, 8 Devin Oosthuizen, 7 Darron Nell (captain), 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Charl du Plessis, 2 Dane van der Westhuyzen, 1 BG Uys

    Substitutes: 16 JC Olberholzer, 17 Lizo Gqboko, 18 Vukile Sofisa, 19 Stephan Zaayman, 20 Stephan Greeff, 21 Thembelani Bholi, 22 Sonwabo Majola, 23 Dwayne Jenner/Brian Skosana, 24 Ntabeni Dukisa

    Lions:

    15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Chrysander Botha, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Stefan Watermeyer, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Michael Bondesio, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Rudi Mathee, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Willie Wepener, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

    Substitutes: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Corne Fourie, 19. Willie Britz, 20. Warwick Tecklenburg, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Willie du Plessis, 23. JW Jonker

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