Two changes for Xerox Lions team



Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man outfit to do battle with the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just two forced changes to the Lions’ starting XV, that derailed the DHL Stormers 34-10 last weekend.

The changes see Warwick Tecklenburg start in the place of the injured Derick Minnie and JW Jonker come into the side after Alwyn Hollenbach was unable to pass a fitness test on Thursday. As a result of this change, Stefan Watermeyer shifts back to inside centre, with Jonker partnering with him at 13.

Meanwhile, on the wood, Willie Britz will provide loose-forward cover, having recovered from his hip flexor injury. Utility back Courtnall Skosan also comes in on the bench and will look to make his Vodacom Super Rugby debut. 

The match will kick off at 17h05.

15. Chrysander Botha

14. Deon van Rensburg

13. JW Jonker

12. Stefan Watermeyer

11. Ruan Combrinck

10. Marnitz Boshoff

  9. Faf de Klerk

  8. Warren Whiteley (c)

  7. Warwick Tecklenburg

  6. Jaco Kriel

  5. Franco van der Merwe

  4. Franco Mostert

  3. Julian Redelinghuys

  2. Robbie Coetzee

  1. Schalk van der Merwe


16. Willie Wepener

17. Jacques van Rooyen

18. Ruan Dreyer

19. MB Lusaseni

20. Willie Britz

21. Ross Cronje

22. Courtnall Skosan

23. Coenie van Wyk    


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  1. Watermeyer is an ex Bulls boy and a very direct player… he may end up being a bit of a handful for Bulls 12.

    JW Jonker vs Engelbrecht may also shock the Bulls 13 with his inside center physicality. Engelbrecht is a suspect defender. In fact their entire outside unit is 13, 11, 14 and 15