Lions team to face Blue Bulls

ABSA Currie Cup

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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.

Team:

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

 Reserves:

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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