Lions team for home clash against Griquas

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MTN Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his side to take on the GWK Griquas at Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon.

In the forwards, Jacques van Rooyen moves in to the starting side at loosehead. Willie Wepener is also promoted from the bench at hooker and Julian Redelinghuys will start at tighthead. Franco van der Merwe returns at lock after his stint with the Springboks, while Warwick Tecklenburg will start at six.

The backline changes see Andries Coetzee shift to inside centre and Chrysander Botha switch to fullback. Deon Helberg will start on the wing as he is promoted to the starting line-up.

Meanwhile, new inclusions on the wood, Bees Roux and Lambert Groenewald, will provide cover for the forwards.

  1. Jacques van Rooyen
  2. Willie Wepener
  3. Julian Redelinghuys
  4. Chris van Zyl
  5. Franco van der Merwe
  6. Warwick Tecklenburg
  7. Derick Minnie (c)
  8. Warren Whiteley
  9. Michael Bondesio
  10. Marnitz Boshoff
  11. Anthony Volmink
  12. Andries Coetzee
  13. Lionel Mapoe
  14. Deon Helberg
  15. Chrysander Botha


Replacements: Robbie Coetzee, Bees Roux, Lambert Groenewald, Willie Britz, Ross Cronje, Lionel Cronje, Kobus de Kock.


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