Two changes to Lions for top of table clash in Slaapstad

The Lions moved Warwick Tecklenburg and Willie Britz into the Starting XXII in the only changes for their clash with WP.




Xerox Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man side to take on DHL Western Province at DHL Newlands this Saturday.

In the forwards, Willie Britz and Warwick Tecklenburg move up into the starting side, joining Derick Minnie in the loose trio. Minnie will captain the team.

Meanwhile in the backline, Ackermann has opted for consistency, selecting the same group which beat the EP Kings 60-19 at Ellis Park last Saturday.

The match will kick off at 17h05.


15. Andries Coetzee

14. Lionel Mapoe

13. Stokkies Hanekom

12. Harold Vorster

11. Ruan Combrinck

10. Jaco van der Walt

9. Ross Cronje

8. Willie Britz

7. Warwick Tecklenburg

6. Derick Minnie

5. Franco Mostert

4. MB Lusaseni

3. Ruan Dreyer

2. Robbie Coetzee

1. Schalk van der Merwe


16. Armand van der Merwe

17. Jacques van Rooyen

18. Martin Muller

19. Jaco Kriel

20. Guy Cronje

21. Kwagga Smith

22. Howard Mnisi

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  1. DavidS


    August 21, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Lions cannot match at 9/10 and 4/5 and this will lose them the match…

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    August 21, 2014 at 10:20 am

    @DavidS: It was mentioned by Morne yesterday WP plays with about 20-30% ball against the Lions if you gonna give them the ball they will punish you, they are not the Bulls.

    WP will have to play a more structure game with attacking from set pieces if they want to win the Lions.

    Lions forwards have been great in Supershit and CC this year, just wonder how much Whiteley not being their will change things..

    All in all a great match I am looking forward to this weekend

  3. DavidS


    August 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Minnie is far better than Whiteley. Tecklenburg and Britz are ooutstanding in terms of commitment and with Minnie coming off the bench the loose forwards are still competent.

    The issue is not having a decent 9/10 or decent jumpers.

    WP has.

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    August 21, 2014 at 10:51 am

    @DavidS: Big call on Minnie, Whiteley…Minnie getting injured so much with the way he plays…I do think the Lions side looks up to Whiteley as a great leader….

  5. DavidS


    August 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Yes they do.

    We’ll see how it plays out. the WP should shade it with better set piece play out of lineouts and kicking.

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    August 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I see Doppies is now with Griquas? Wonder why he did not return to the Lions?

    Doppies and Stokkies, what a centre pairing!

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    August 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    @Craven: hehehe

  8. DavidS


    August 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Shame… I guess he has aged… or could be looking for a Bulls/WP/Sharks contract so he gets noticed…

  9. DavidS


    August 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Late backline changes… Jaco Van Der Walt has failed a lte fitness test.

    15. Andries Coetzee
    14. Courtnall Skosan
    13. Lionel Mapoe
    12. Harold Vorster
    11. Ruan Combrinck
    10. Stokkies Hanekom
    9. Ross Cronje

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    August 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    @DavidS: Eina ne?


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