Josh to lock for Lions

August 28, 2012
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The Golden Lions Rugby Union announced the MTN Golden Lions team to play GWK Griquas on Friday, 31 August 2012 at Coca-Cola Park, this morning.


There are five changes to the starting line-up that played DHL Western Province last weekend:
1. CJ van der Linde replaces Jacobie Adriaanse at Tighthead Prop following an injury to Adriaanse
2. Joshua Strauss moves from Right Flanker to Left Lock replacing an injured Hendrik Roodt
3. Jaco Kriel replaces Cobus Grobbelaar in a positional switch at Left Flanker
4. Willie Britz will make his first start for the MTN Golden Lions at Right Flanker (in place of Strauss who starts at Left Lock)
5. Ross Cronje starts at Scrumhalf in place of Michael Bondesio in a positional change

On the bench the following changes have been made:
1. Ruan Dreyer is Reserve Prop in place of CJ van der Linde who starts this weekend
2. Michael Rhodes returns to the squad following an injury at Utility Forward in place of Willie Britz who starts
3. Cobus Grobbelaar replaces Jaco Kriel at Utility Forward
4. Michael Bondesio is Reserve Scrumhalf in place of Ross Cronje
5. Alwyn Hollenbach is at Utility Back in place of Deon Helberg who moves to number 22 in place of Ruan Combrinck

The team is:

No Position Name Surname
15 Fullback Andries Coetzee
14 Right Wing JR Esterhuizen
13 Right Centre Lionel Mapoe
12 Left Centre Butch James
11 Left Wing Anthony Volmink
10 Flyhalf Elton Jantjies
9 Scrumhalf Ross Cronje
8 Number Eight Warren Whiteley
7 Right Flanker Willie Britz
6 Left Flanker Jaco Kriel
5 Right Lock Franco Van der Merwe
4 Left Lock Joshua Strauss
3 Tight Head Prop CJ Van der Linde
2 Hooker Bandise Maku
1 Loose Head Prop JC Janse van Rensburg (c)
16 Hooker Callie / Martin Visagie / Bezuidenhout
17 Prop Ruan Dreyer
18 Forward Lock Michael Rhodes
19 Loose Forward Cobus Grobbelaar
20 Utility Back Michael Bondesio
21 Utility Back Alwyn Hollenbach
22 Utility Back Deon Helberg

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One Comment

  1. avatar DavidS says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Interesting choice but with Paul Willemse and Ruan Botha (heavy losses) leaving I’m guessing the coach himself may be donning a #4 jersey soon…

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