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Jantjies dropped by Lions

 Aug 22,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

Golden Lions fly-half Elton Jantjies will be riding pine again this week after being dropped for his side's clash with the Bulls.

Marnitz Boshoff is restored to the number ten jersey after turning out at full-back against the Sharks last week. Chrysander Botha gets a run out at 15 as a result.

Coach Johan Ackermann's decision means that Jantjies will be denied the opportunity to face off against his younger brother, Tony, who will be pulling the strings from the pivot position for the Bulls.

Ackermann has handed new signing Willie Wepener a chance to make an immediate impact against his former employees, with the hooker having parted ways with the Bulls earlier in the month after the Pretoria outfit signed Bandise Maku (Kings) and Callie Visagie (Lions).

Franco van der Merwe returns from Springbok duty to slot into the second row in the only other change.

Golden Lions: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Robert De Bruyn, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Guy Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie (captain), 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Jacques Van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Lambert Groenewald, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Tiaan Meyer, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Lionel Cronje.

Date: Saturday, August 24
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17.05 (15.05 GMT)
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant referees: Jaco Van Heerden, Cobus Wessels

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