Lions unchanged for Reds

2012-05-16 13:32

Johannesburg - Lions coach John Mitchell on Wednesday left his side unchanged for their Super Rugby clash against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

Mitchell selected the same team that went down 25-3 to the Blues last Friday.


Reds: 15 Ben Lucas, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Anthony Faingaa, 12 Mike Harris, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Jake Schatz, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 James Slipper, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Greg Holmes

Substitutes: 16 James Hanson, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Eddie Quirk, 20 Nick Frisby, 21 Chris F'sautia, 22 Luke Morahan

Lions: 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


  • Tokolos - 2012-05-16 13:42

    Shame Lions... What else can the Tokolos say but... GO LIONS!!!

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-16 14:37

      ek het nooit gedink ek sal met tokolos stem nie maar ek stem met hom saam vandag

      Ruan - 2012-05-17 16:22

      I think the lions should be aloud to have 20players on the field!!

  • Pierre - 2012-05-16 13:45

    Why is news 24 still reporting on the Lions? Rather spend time on writing the post match report on why they lost, how they gonna work on it, and be better the next week.

  • Nico - 2012-05-16 13:59

    Oi my Lions, at least just look as if you want to play this week, it will already be an improvement! GO LIONS!!!

  • grantcg - 2012-05-16 14:34

    Across the board that is a very talented, skillful and potentially damaging lions side. The only players lacking class are the two old guard Van Rensburg & Van der merwe! Come on Lions!! you were head and shoulders above everyone in the Currie Cup a few months ago..

      Juan - 2012-05-16 14:48

      Cant agree with you more Van Rensburg and Van der Merwe are USELESS!!!! Ai John Mitchell ek sien jy krap daai kop elke week jong, jy het niks meer hare oor nie en dit van die Leeus.....

  • The-third - 2012-05-16 15:02

    ag ja. I think at this stage of the race it really doesn't matter who you select. the guys can just go out and try their best.

  • shaun.mcneilage - 2012-05-16 15:09

    crap is crap and the lions are crap no matter who plays for them, send in the kings, they cannot do worse than the lions, viva the Bulls

      kyle.beningfield - 2012-05-16 17:33

      The kings can and they will. You wait and see. Teams will receive an extra bye weekend when they play the kings/queens

  • Jacques - 2012-05-16 15:28

    This is the first match in 12 weeks where the Lions actually field an unchanged side. Think about that. How many times in the last 2 weeks were the Sharks, Stormers, Bulls and even the Cheetahs able to do that. Or did they maybe at the most make 2 changes due to injury?? I ask this question As the Lions did not once in these 12 weeks field a team where the combinations where the same. Centres; locks; halfback pairing; each game a different combination now any person that knows Rugby will know that no team (not even any of the previous mentioned ones) can win if that is the case.

  • Hennie - 2012-05-16 15:51

    HAHA loosing again.... (How FAR??) is the question

  • Templar - 2012-05-17 13:18

    Just cancel all the Lions games and give all the opposing teams the 5 points they would have got anyway if they played these losers. And tell Strauss to get rid of that stupid beard of his, they can use the hair to make a toupee for de Klerk so he can loose the comb over.

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