WP name side to tackle Lions

2013-06-12 09:35
John Dobson (File)

Springboks in Nelspruit

2013-06-12 08:41

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Cape Town - WP coach John Dobson has named his team to take on the Lions in a friendly at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Friday.

Kick-off is at 19:00.

Alongside Stormers scrumhalf Nic Groom and hooker Scarra Ntubeni, Dobson has named a match-22 including 12 Under-21 players, as well as a handful of club and Vodacom Cup players.

“It’s an exciting WP team and a good opportunity for these talented young players to make a step up against a Lions outfit that is settled and playing some great attacking rugby.” said Dobson.

“The friendly is of great importance to us as we prepare for the domestic competitions, as it provides crucial game time out of competition phase and an opportunity for many of these players to put their hands up for inclusion in the squads for the domestic competitions later this year.”

Meanwhile, Lions coach Johan Ackermann has also announced his side for the match.

CJ van der Linde, Hendrik Roodt and Derick Minnie all return to the starting side, while Ruan Combrinck moves into the starting line-up at fullback.



15. Ruan Combrinck, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Stokkies Hanekom, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Anthony Volmink, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Michael Bondesio, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Hugo Kloppers, 4. Hendrik Roodt, 3. CJ van der Linde, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16. Francois du Toit, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Gavin Annandale, 19. Willie Britz, 20. Ross Cronje, 21. Dylan des Fountain, 22. Lionel Cronje, 23. Kobus de Kock, 24. Julian Redelinghuys


15. Dillyn Leyds, 14. Pat Howard, 13. Berton Klaasen, 12. Michael van der Spuy, 11. Devon Williams, 10. Tim Swiel, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Rayn Smid, 7. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6. Joshua Katzen, 5. Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4. Taz Fuzani, 3. Dylan Rogers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Ashley Wells

Substitutes: 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Allistair Vermaak, 18. Jean Kleyn, 19. Carel du Preez, 20. Ryan Olivier, 21. Godlin Masimla, 22. Kobus van Wyk

Lions Challenge fixture list for 2013:

January 19: Lions 51-13 Russia
January 23: Lions 33-17 Cheetahs
February 2: Lions 33-38 Bulls
February 9: Lions 41-31 Kings
February 23: Namibia v Lions - Cancelled
March 16: Lions 56-24 Mont de Marsan
April 13: US Invitational v Lions - Cancelled
April 20: US Invitational v Lions - Cancelled
April 27: Chicago Lions v Lions - Cancelled
May 11: Lions v Agen - Ellis Park - Cancelled
June 1: Lions 74-14 Samoa - Ellis Park
June 14: Lions v Western Province - Ellis Park - 19:00
June 21: Lions v Sharks - Ellis Park - 19:00
July 6: Lions v Blue Bulls - Loftus Versfeld - 16:30
July 13: Lions v Griquas - Ellis Park - 15:00
July 26: Super Rugby promotion/relegation - TBA - 19:10
August 2: Super Rugby promotion/relegation - Ellis Park - 19:10

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