Johan Ackermann has named his team for clash against the Steval Pumas

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Xerox Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has selected his team for Friday evening’s clash against the Steval Pumas in Nelspruit.

Ackermann has made four personnel changes to the starting forward group, which downed the Cell C Sharks 31-16 last weekend. In the front row, Jacques van Rooyen will start at loosehead prop, with Ruan Dreyer shifting to tighthead.

Additionally, Martin Muller will start at lock while Fabian Booysen returns to the eighthman berth as a result of the injury to Ruaan Lerm.

As a result of a late quadriceps injury that captain Jaco Kriel sustained during this morning’s captain’s run, Stephan de Wit has also been included in the side at flank. The extent of Kriel’s injury is not known at this stage.

A change in the Xerox Golden Lions backline sees Sampie Mastriet start at wing, shifting Ruan Combrinck out to fullback.

The match will get under way at 19h10.

15. Ruan Combrinck

14. Sampie Mastriet

13. Stokkies Hanekom

12. Howard Mnisi

11. Courtnall Skosan

10. Marnitz Boshoff

  9.  Ross Cronje (c)

  8.  Fabian Booysen

  7.  Stephan de Wit

  6.  Kwagga Smith

  5.  Franco Mostert

  4.  Martin Muller

  3.  Ruan Dreyer

  2.  Robbie Coetzee

  1.  Jacques van Rooyen

16. Malcolm Marx

17. Julian Redelinghuys

18. MB Lusaseni

19. Jano Venter

20. Jaco van der Walt

21. Alwyn Hollenbach

22. Anthony Volmink

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