Lions team to face Blue Bulls

ABSA Currie Cup

ABSA Currie Cup

Xerox Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man outfit, which will face the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

Following last week’s 41-22 win over the EP Kings, Ackermann has opted largely for consistency in the Xerox Golden Lions backline. Andries Coetzee will provide cover at fullback, while Ruan Combrinck will run out at left wing. Jaco van der Walt returns from injury and will start at flyhalf. In the forwards, Derick Minnie will start at eighthman for this game and will also captain the side. Willie Wepener starts in the hooker berth.

On the bench, Mark Richards could make his Xerox Golden Lions debut should he get a run out.


The match will kick off at 19h10.


15. Andries Coetzee

14. Lionel Mapoe

13. Stokkies Hanekom

12. Alwyn Hollenbach

11. Ruan Combrinck

10. Jaco van der Walt

9. Ross Cronje

8. Derick Minnie

7. Warwick Tecklenburg

6. Jaco Kriel

5. Franco Mostert

4. MB Lusaseni

3. Ruan Dreyer

2. Willie Wepener

1. Schalk van der Merwe


16. Armand van der Merwe

17. Jacques van Rooyen

18. Martin Muller

19. Willie Britz

20. Kwagga Smith

21. Mark Richards

22. Howard Mnisi

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    September 4, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I think next week at Ellis Park will be when the Province run will come to an end.

    This is a very good team. The bench might not be too strong though.

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    September 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    @Craven: Jip

  3. DavidS


    September 4, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Lions still need to resolve flyhalf issues and injuries though they are approaching the best side again.

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    September 4, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Like the pumas i just love to see them playing week in an week out

  5. Bekke


    September 4, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Lions are not same without WW

  6. DavidS


    September 5, 2014 at 9:46 am


    They can live wiithout him…

    The one they cannot do without is Boshoff.


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