Vodacom Cup

Injury strikes Lions team

2013-05-10 16:55
Johan Ackermann (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - The Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann was forced to make several late changes to his side that will face Western Province in tomorrow’s Vodacom Cup semi-final.

Jaco Kriel is the first late withdrawal. Kriel has not recovered timeously from a knee injury he sustained in last weekend’s Vodacom Cup quarter-final against the Sharks XV.

As a result, Warwick Tecklenburg will shift to replace Kriel at 6. Tecklenburg is replaced by Willie Britz, who shifts into the starting line-up. Gavin Annandale moves onto the bench.

Secondly, Julian Redelinghuys has sustained a tear to his calf and has been replaced by Ruan Dreyer, who switches to tighthead. Jacques van Rooyen will subsequently start at loosehead and is replaced by Van Zyl Botha on the wood.

Lions team:

1. Jacques van Rooyen, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 4. Hendrik Roodt, 5. Hugo Kloppers, 6. Warwick Tecklenburg, 7. Willie Britz, 8. Warren Whiteley (C), 9. Michael Bondesio (VC), 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 11. Anthony Volmink, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 13. Deon van Rensburg, 14. Deon Helberg, 15. Chrysander Botha

16. Francois du Toit, 17. Van Zyl Botha, 18. JJ Breet, 19. Gavin Annandale, 20. Ross Cronje, 21. Lionel Cronje, 22. Dylan des Fountain


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