Josh Strauss moved to flank for the Hurricanes encounter

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The Golden Lions Rugby Union announced the MTN Lions team to play in their second match of the 2012 Vodacom Super Rugby competition against the Hurricanes on Friday, 2 March 2012 at a press conference this afternoon.

Following their 27 – 25 victory over the Toyota Cheetahs this past weekend, the coaching staff and team has learnt many lessons and are spending the week correcting things they were not 100% happy with in the Cheetahs match.

The coaches have made three changes to the starting line up – Michael Killian replaces James Kamana following a knock to the head during the Cheetahs match and Stephan Greeff will make his debut for the MTN Lions to replace Wikus van Heerden who has been ruled out or three weeks due to a concussion. In a tactical change, Cobus Grobbelaar has been moved to the bench while Warren Whiteley will start at Number 8, Joshua Strauss at Right lanker and Derick Minnie at Left Flanker.

The team is:

15 Jaco Taute

14 Deon Van Rensburg

13 Doppies La Grange (Vice-Captain)

12 Alwyn Hollenbach

11 Michael Killian

10 Elton Jantjies

9 Michael Bondesio

8 Warren Whiteley

7 Joshua Strauss (Captain)

6 Derick Minnie

5 Franco Van der Merwe

4 Stephan Greeff

3 Patric Cilliers

2 Callie Visagie

1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Reserves:

16 Martin Bezuidenhout

17 CJ van der Linde

18 Marius Coetzer / Hendrik Roodt

19 Cobus Grobbleaar

20 Tian Meyer

21 Butch James

22 James Kamana / Lionel Mapoe

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