Lions team to take Force


Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man side to take on the Western Force in Perth on Saturday.


In the forwards, Ackermann has made six changes, including wholesale changes to the front row. Corne Fourie, Armand van der Merwe and Ruan Dreyer all move into the starting front row berths, with Rudi Mathee and Franco Mostert the selections at lock. Warwick Tecklenburg is also promoted from the bench and joins the loose-forward trio for the game.

Meanwhile, in the backline, Ross Cronje will start at scrumhalf. Anthony Volmink comes into the starting XV at left wing. Alwyn Hollenbach has been drafted in at inside centre while Deon van Rensburg will cover the outside centre berth. Coenie van Wyk will run out at fullback.

The match will kick off at 11h40 (SA time).
15. Coenie van Wyk 
14. JW Jonker 
13. Deon van Rensburg
12. Alwyn Hollenbach
11. Anthony Volmink 
10. Marnitz Boshoff
  9. Ross Cronje 
  8. Warren Whiteley (c)
  7. Warwick Tecklenburg 
  6. Jaco Kriel
  5. Franco Mostert 
  4. Rudi Mathee
  3. Ruan Dreyer
  2. Armand van der Merwe
  1. Corne Fourie
16. Robbie Coetzee
17. Jacques van Rooyen
18. Julian Redelinghuys
19. Willie Britz 
20. Stephan de Wit
21. Faf de Klerk
22. Elton Jantjies
23. Stefan Watermeyer

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