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Lions change six

 Sep 19,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made six personnel changes to his team for Saturday's Currie Cup derby against the Blue Bulls at Ellis Park.

Ross Cronje will start at scrum-half in place of Tian Meyer while Deon Helberg returns to the starting XV in midfield, replacing the injured Robert de Bruyn.

Up front, Ackermann also re-jigged his loose trio, with skipper Derick Minnie moving from flank to number eight in the place of Willie Britz. Jaco Kriel is promoted from the bench are starts on the openside flank while Warwick Tecklenberg moves to the other side of the scrum.

In the front row, hooker Robbie Coetzee is promoted to the starting line-up in place of Willie Wepener, while Ruan Dreyer takes over from Bees Roux at tighthead prop. Stephan Greeff replaces Ruan Venter in the second row.

On the bench, Chris van Zyl, Lambert Groenewald, Guy Cronjé and Lionel Cronjé have all been added to the matchday squad.

Golden Lions: 15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Andries Coetzee, 13 Deon Helberg, 12 Dylan des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Derick Minnie (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenberg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 CJ van der Linde.
Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Chris van Zyl, 19 Lambert Groenewald, 20 Guy Cronjé, 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 Ruhan Nel

Date: Saturday, September 21
Kick-off: 17:05 local (16:05 BST, 15:05 GMT)
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Cobus Wessels
Television match official: Tappe Henning
 

 

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