Mitchell rings changes

2011-05-03 13:40

Johannesburg - Two Lions players will earn their first Vodacom Super Rugby starts of the season when the Johannesburg side host the Cheetahs at Coca-Cola Park on Friday night.

As expected, new recruit Dylan des Fontain comes into the team at centre in the place of Waylon Murray who is recovering from an ankle injury.

Up front, 23-year-old Edgar Marutlulle - the University of Johannesburg’s Player-of-the-Year in 2010 - will start at hooker in the place of Martin Bezuidenhout, with regular No 2 Bandise Maku also nursing an injury.

Josh Strauss makes a return to the starting line-up after coming on as an impact player during the Lions' last match against the Chiefs two weeks ago.

The hosts have also opted for Kevin Buys at tighthead prop where he will do battle with the in-form Coenie Oosthuizen.


Lions: 15 Michael Killian, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Dylan des Fontain, 12 Doppies La Grange (capt), 11 Deon van Rensburg, 10 Burton Francis, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Patric Cilliers, 18 Franco Van der Merwe, 19 Michael Rhodes, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Jaco Taute.



  • Reon - 2011-05-03 13:44

    Did they win their bye?

      Dan - 2011-05-03 16:17

      No!!! It was a draw, but they tried hard and gave it their all.

  • Lloyd - 2011-05-03 13:45

    Go Sonny Bill!!! Go Robbie!!!

      RJ - 2011-05-03 13:50

      GO Lloyd lady rugga

      ZOLLAZAP - 2011-05-03 13:52

      Crusaders by 24

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-03 14:21

      GOOD team they wil man handle the BLUE BULLS. WP en STORMERS groete aan die LEEUS.....

      MrMojoRising - 2011-05-03 15:04

      Haha, Zolla, 24 against the Bulls yes.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-03 15:51

      ......Go Crusaders..!! ......Go Sonny Bill..!!!

      Lloyd - 2011-05-03 15:57

      Go Robbie!!!

  • GILLBERT - 2011-05-03 13:48

    kockott to counter sarel should be a interesting game with regard to the scrummies

      ZOLLAZAP - 2011-05-03 14:01

      @LLOYD met n paar refs se hulp het hulle n paar keer bo gemiddeld gelyk maar op hulle eie is hulle .....wag vir dit ,,,,,is julle reg?.........Chokers,losers ,cupless al vir 11 jaar ,nou weet jy hoekom Suck Stormers Big time

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-03 15:56

      ....11 year losers...!! ..........and still counting...!!!!

  • ZOLLAZAP - 2011-05-03 13:53

    Ek het so n gevoel aan my gat dat die Stormers van hier af ondergemiddeld gaan vaar en vier in n ry gaan verloor,wie stem saam met my?

      Lloyd - 2011-05-03 13:56

      Was hulle al ooit bo-gemiddeld?

      ikilladabull - 2011-05-03 13:58


      RobinHood - 2011-05-03 14:00

      Zolpap jy het die verkeerde spanne beet - gaan kyk op molindiehol.voetsek en plant jou comments daar

      Lloyd - 2011-05-03 14:17

      Dankie ZOLLA. Jislaaik, daai ouens het awesome chirps. Waar kry hulle dit?

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-03 14:23

      ZOLLAZAP en LLOYD is dieselfde persoon... Wie stem saam met my???

      ZOLLAZAP - 2011-05-03 14:31

      @Lloyd,uit die Mad magazines uit,gee hulle krediet hulle kan darem lees

      RobinHood - 2011-05-03 14:41

      Dink jy is reg - beide kan nie spel nie en klink of hulle (hy) verlede jaar se waterige matriek nie gemaak het nie

      Lloyd - 2011-05-03 14:43

      Miskien jou ma.

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-03 14:44

      En jou ouma LLOYD??

      RobinHood - 2011-05-03 14:47

      Boy Louw het gese: 'looks at the scoreboard" - en shattap papzol

      ZOLLAZAP - 2011-05-03 14:57

      nee Seuna ons dink net dieselfde,hoe se hulle Great minds think alike maar as dit jou happy maak om te dink ons is een persoon let it be,en as my spelling jou pla is dit jou probleem

      Lloyd - 2011-05-03 15:11

      RobinHood. En Lloyd sê: "Looks at the trophy" cabinet

      gooinat - 2011-05-03 15:25

      @Zollie,nee die domster donner is Brannas ,jou maatjie@Hannes,classic LMGA:)

      Lloyd - 2011-05-03 15:27

      Hannes, wat het julle om aan vas te hou?

      ZOLLAZAP - 2011-05-03 15:35

      Lloyd hulle het net die hoop dat hulle eendag kan wen in n final om aan vas te klou met die een hand en n papsak in die ander

      ZOLLAZAP - 2011-05-03 15:40

      Hannes enigste cups wat julle het is die waarmee julle suurwyn suip en dit tel nie

      Andre - 2011-05-03 15:48

      @LLOYD: Ons het die under21,19 en craven week en varsity cup. dis meer as wat julle het. Al wat jy het is memories en die katte wat jy elke aand spyker na die Bulls verloor!!!!!!!!!!

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-03 15:54

      ........still no Super or Currie Cups since 2001.... .......ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ..!!!

      Lloyd - 2011-05-03 15:59

      Kon in 13 of 14 probeerslae nog nie eers die Vodacom cup wen nie. Julle het darem die Choice cup en die Neotel of Neo-Nazi of watookal cup.

      ikilladabull - 2011-05-03 17:01

      STUPID LLOYD has no friends, so he created ZOLLAZAP. It's pathetic how they "thumbs up" each others posts.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-03 18:33

      I've got no friends, but I support the 3 x Super champs, whereas you support the 0 x Super champs. This is what this forum is about.

  • Grunk - 2011-05-03 14:22

    As long as we have a match in which Connie Oosthuizen shows us "The Move" again, I will be quite happy. What I do wish is that he shows he can step up a gear to a situation where he in contention for a Bok spot - he's got the Jonty Rhodes type of heart that every team needs (irrespective of all his faults, it was that type of "mongrel" which got Januarie to where he was)

  • CliffBradley - 2011-05-03 15:43

    The Crusaders will smash the toothless Stormers by minimum 20. Only the Bulls can stop the Crusaders

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-03 15:58

      ....stormers = papsak suckers....!!!!

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-03 19:23

      DRAADSITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP your NONSENSE............

  • Andre - 2011-05-03 16:00

    interesting facts Bulls beat the Lions 1st game: lions BELOW them on the LOG Bulls Beat the Cheetas 2nd game: Cheetas BELOW them on the Log Bulls lost to the Highlanders 3rd game: Higlanders ABOVE them on the LOG Bulls LOST to the stormers 4th Game: Stormers ABOVE them on the LOG Bulls beat the Lions 5th game: lions BELOW them on the LOG Bulls beat the Hurricanes 6th game: Hurricanes BELOW them on the LOG Bulls LOST to the Crusaders 7th Game: Crusaders ABOVE them on the LOG Bulls LOST to the reds 8th Game: Reds ABOVE them on the LOG Bulls LOST to the Force 9th Game: Force BELOW them on the LOG Bulls beat the Chiefs 10th game: Chiefs BELOW them on the LOG Sharks Sharks beat the Cheetahs 1st game:Cheetas BELOW them on the LOG Sharks beat the Blues 2nd game: Blues Above them on the LOG Sharks beat the Force 3rd game: Force are BELOW them on the LOG Sharks beat the Rebels 4th game: Rebels BELOW them on the LOG Sharks Lost to the Chiefs 5th game: Chiefs BELOW them on the LOG Sharks Lost to the crusaders 6th game: crusaders ABOVE them on the LOG Sharks Lost to the Stormers 7th game: Stormers ABOVE them on the LOG Sharks beat the Lions 8th game:Lions BELOW them on the LOG Sharks beat the Hurricanes 9th game: Hurricanes BELOW them on the LOG Sharks Lost to the Stormers 10th game: Stormers ABOVE them on the LOG Most of the games the sharks and bulls won were against teams lower on the log and very few if any against better opposition. SCARY

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